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POP2 Unencrypted Cleartext Logins

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for unencrypted POP2 login capability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running a POP2 daemon that permits cleartext logins over
unencrypted connections. A possible hacker can uncover login names and
passwords by sniffing traffic to the POP2 daemon.

Solution : Encrypt traffic with SSL / TLS using stunnel.
Network Security Threat Level: Low

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 George A. Theall

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