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    how are passwords sent across

    am absolutey a newbie when it comes to security ......coud anyone tell me.how r passwords sent across the networks...for example.how is my passwrod sent across the network, when i type it in my hotmail...
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    Uh yea, are you asking if passwords are encrypted, or about network protocols, jeez this is a really broad question. answer can be anything from little ones and zeros to network routing.

    Be a little more specific, please
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    Im pretty sure something like hotmail uses SSL for the login. Everything else is plain text.

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    Greeting's

    When you log on the hotmail.com all AUTHANTICATION INFORMATION is sent in an encrypted connection and the protocol used here is SSL or secure socket layer.
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    A few seconds to late for that, wouldn't you agree?

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    thanks for the reply peopl....i jus found out.....there r a few sites tha sends passwords across the network in clear texts.......also telnet sends passwords in clear texts

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    Also FTP, SNMP v1 &v2, Pop3, SMTP and a host of other protocols. Play with Dsniff, Cain or Ettercap sometime, it is quite enlightening.

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