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If my computer is connected to Internet and any email account is open unattended can it be remotely accessed by intruder? RRS feed

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  • If my computer is connected to Internet and any email account is open unattended can it be remotely accessed by intruder?
    Thursday, January 12, 2012 8:54 PM

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  • There's kind of a long answer and a short answer to this... the short
    answer is probably not.
     
    The long answer is that it depends on the email system, related
    applications, and known vulnerabilities in the application (or really
    any other part of your system) as well as how network traffic is allowed
    to flow from the internet to your computer...
     

    -- Mike Burr
    Technology
    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Tuesday, January 17, 2012 3:35 AM
    Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:55 PM