Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Network Solutions: Big Security Goof!

Author:Robert Otani
Posted:9/16/1999; 11:13:02 AM
Topic:Network Solutions: Big Security Goof!
Msg #:11145
Prev/Next:11143 / 11146

Anyone who owns a domain name should have received an email from Network Solutions describing that a "free dot com email account" has been reserved.

Mind you, this sort of spam is enough to get many people upset, however NSI takes this one step further...

They use the following pattern:

Loginname: domainid

Password: domainidnsi

Here's the scary part -- someone who has recognized this pattern and tried it can now masquerade as YOU.

More details are in this slashdot article:

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