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Hi all.

With the undeniable proliferation of internet cafes/wireless access points in addition to public terminals routinely found in libraries, etc. I cannot help but ruminate on the potential security implications. With PM user information (login and password) being passed to the server in plaintext (unencrypted form), there is essentially nothing to prevent an interloper from utilizing a sniffer and/or keyboard logger so that he/she could gain unauthorized access to an account. Clearly, this could result in an incident that is more than merely annoying:

Possible solutions:


I'm eager to hear what suggestions or criticisms (yes, even those) you collectively have.
If you've read this far, thanks. <grin>.

~Katie.