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A web-borne vulnerability lurking in a popular email application seriously compromised the security of 40 million accounts until it was fixed early last month, independent researchers said. The flaw, in the Memova messaging application sold by a company known as Critical Path, is yet another testament to the awesome power of …


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  1. EJ

    PoC vid - yikes!

    Watching the point of concept video made me realize how good I have it with Firefox and AdBlock in place. Those demo pages had so many ads buzzing about it was enough to send the viewer into an epileptic fit.

  2. James Butler


    "spoof of concept" is more appropriate, no?

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    Responsible researchers and fast response

    In order to exploit all 40m users the attacker would have to have all their addresses, so a flaw in any widely used email client would have similar results.

    On the whole though this is an example of how security researchers are supposed to work with companies and how companies should respond.

    1. Researcher discloses to company

    2. Company fixes quickly and their clients apply the fix promptly

    3. Publish vulnerability

    Compare and contrast with other researchers and vendors is left as an exercise for the reader.

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