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Possible security addition
Authored by: hmelton on May 03, '06 04:31:18PM

This reminds me of a system I used back when, on a unix system. To add a little security I created a one time password, where each email to be processed had to have the next unique password before it would do anything.

Then I created a list of about 100 random passwords and kept a copy of the list on my laptop. The email processor used the top one from the list and then popped it off, shrinking the list. This was all done in a (long gone) perl script, but the idea is simple, never give a network snooper enough information to fake a valid command email.



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