Email Wiretapping- Don't be a victim

Written by Neville French

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The loophole is made possible because JavaScript is able to read text in an email message. If a message is forwarded to someone else,repparttar hidden JavaScript code can read any text that has been added torepparttar 109678 message when it is forwarded. This JavaScript code executes whenrepparttar 109679 forwarded message is read. The JavaScript code then silently sends off this text using a hidden form to a web server belonging torepparttar 109680 original sender ofrepparttar 109681 message. The original sender can then retrieverepparttar 109682 text at their convenience and read it.

A "wiretapped" email message is difficult to detect. An individual can avoidrepparttar 109683 email wiretap by turning off JavaScript inrepparttar 109684 email reader. However, ifrepparttar 109685 individual forwardsrepparttar 109686 message to someone who has JavaScript turned on, that recipient's forwarded messages can still be" wiretapped". Additionally, copyingrepparttar 109687 original message into a new email, rather than forwarding it, may not defeatrepparttar 109688 problem.

What can users can do?

It is possible to partially eliminaterepparttar 109689 email wiretapping problem by turning off JavaScript in HTML email messages. You can visitrepparttar 109690 home webpage for your appropriate browser package if you are not sure on how to do this.

Switching offrepparttar 109691 JavaScript is only a partial solution because a "wiretapped" message will still work if it is replied to, or forwarded, to someone whose email program is vulnerable torepparttar 109692 malicious JavaScript. The best policy is some form of group or corporate agreement on how to tackle this, especial where commercially sensitive material is involved.

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Build Awareness Through Email Without Spamming!

Written by Michele Haapamaki

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The first step involves making a detailed (if not exhaustive) list of other companies/web sites related to yours. Now carefully formulaterepparttar approach you are going to take to inform these companies of your existence.

You need to have some feature on your site that might benefit them, which becomesrepparttar 109677 angle you will be using. (You should actually have these features on your site; please don’t lie just to getrepparttar 109678 "angle.")

1. Have a links page. Institute your links first and then inform other sites. Obviously, you can’t link to 500 web sites, but you CAN email them, ask for more information about their company and tell them that you will consider a link to them (make sure that you do add some of these companies, or rotate your links periodically)

2. Write a monthly (or weekly) feature on a related company that is doing something new and/or exciting. Email a large selection of companies, tell them that you might like to feature them inrepparttar 109679 future and ask for more information. (You can email them again when they are featured!)

3. If you feature/review/promote any type of product, you have an immense opportunity to contact hundreds, if not thousands, of companies for information. Most often you will have little trouble getting a response.

Every company loves to talk about itself, and have others in their industry acknowledge them as an important player. Even if your site is small, companies will valuerepparttar 109680 exposure you can give them. Your carefully constructed emails will not only stroke their ego, but will let them know who you are. You might develop a correspondence relationship with some, and those that benefit from your features will often help you in return. Others may return to your site periodically to see their feature.

So start sending those emails, but remember… it’s not about you, it’s about them!

Michele Haapamaki writes for Eworksworld, the only Internet Marketing Portal that reviews marketing companies and sites all in one place, so you spend less time searching the web! Send in your tips to our Red Ink Watch, which provides unbiased commentary on the (mostly negative) balance sheets of major Internet companies!

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