Sunday, October 31, 2004

Gmail exploits

The Register is reporting that Google's GMail is vulnerable to a security explot that could give an intruder full access to your email. I must admit to being unsuprised. Web applications are notoriously hard to secure, this hole will be fixed, but there will be others.

I keep the bulk of my mail on local disks and will continue to do so, and using IMAPS allows me to access it from a remote site. Why do I need web mail to do this? As I've discussed before I like the GMail interface, a lot. But I'm not going to trust my mail to someone else's server unless I have to...