Re: Pop or Imap?
On Fri, Dec 07, 2001 at 08:13:26PM +1300, Michael Jager wrote:
> > I am concerned about pop passwords being transmitted plaintext. Does imap
> > encrypt passwords? if not does any protocol exists which does.
> APOP. I dunno how you get it or whatever, but I know it exists and passwords
> are encrypted (IIRC).
IIRC APOP uses challange response, requireing both ends to know the
password in cleartext. Rather than sending the password as one string,
the server asks the client a few questions about the password that it
has. AFAIK it is not possible to work out the password at all from
monitoring the network traffic.
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