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Old 07-18-2010, 05:53 AM   #1
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for reset Facebook password,facebook send a code to e-mail,this code can be sniffed by sniff software?
Old 07-18-2010, 07:35 AM   #2
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yes, any unencrypted communication can be sniffed, if the sniffer is in the middle.
Old 07-18-2010, 03:49 PM   #3
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Hmm that's correct, but I'd like to add that the risk of a targeted attack is extremely low -- most MTAs nowadays exchange their mails using TLS (transport layer security), so in order to "sniff" this message, you must either be admin on one of the boxes you know the mail will come through, or you must "crack" one.

And, to prevent a random attack when you make legitimate use of a password-reset function, just use the token sent to you as soon as you receive it



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