Privacy Harbor Verification

Discussion in 'Email Service Support Forums' started by popowich, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    After clicking the link I had to click the birds :

    Privacy Harbor Birds.JPG

    I would think that the Hushmail question and answer is more secure.

    If someone else got the link couldn't they click it and click the birds?

    Having to know the answer to a secret question seems more difficult to crack.

    Sure some senders might use information you can research about them with Google but any random non-English question & answer nonsense should be near impossible to figure out.

  2. foggy

    foggy Valued Member

    Oct 23, 2010
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    FWIW, though I'm really rather ignorant about such things, I tend to agree with you. In fact, I sent the link from PH to my Ymail account. Then I forwarded it from there to my FastMail account and copied-and-pasted the link from FM into the PM I sent. So, while the actual reading of the message may be in a secure environment (at PH's website), that doesn't negate the fact that anyone who could somehow intercept the link in transit (e.g. as I sent it from PH to Ymail or from Ymail to FM) or who could find it in someone else's email account via hacking could, indeed, access the "private" message.

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