Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jul 2012 22:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has announced it's ceasing development on Thunderbird; one more version will be released, and it'll be security updates from then on. "Most Thunderbird users seem happy with the basic email feature set. In parallel, we have seen the rising popularity of Web-based forms of communications representing email alternatives to a desktop solution. Given this, focusing on stability for Thunderbird and driving innovation through other offerings seems a natural choice." Makes sense - I mean, there's only so much you can do with something that needs to send and receive mail, and I can't imagine Thunderbird having a lot of users. Strange, almost Microsoftian obtuse announcement, by the way.
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RE[3]: I don't like this trend
by twitterfire on Sun 8th Jul 2012 18:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I don't like this trend"
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Consulting your email on random computers is a security risk waiting to happen. If some one gets to your cat pics , no problem. If they get to your bank reset password email or other financial security info, then big problem. But as you said, the wisdom of such option is not relevant to this discussion. (it should, but then we would be back at "most people are morons..)

Well, hacking into web based e-mail accounts is easy if you're good at data mining / getting dox online or you crack another site where the person does have an account (many people use same password for multiple accounts on multiple servers ;) )

But hacking into people computers can be easy, too. I'm talking about average Joe's computer or average's company mail server. If you use high security environments/proper secured servers that's another story.

I think that to protect very sensitive data, having highly secured servers are a must but might not be enough because 0days can always exist in the wild or someone can find an exploit & not publish it. I I'd have to protect some highly sensitive data I would use encryption, too. If I would be paranoic and think Google or The Man (NSA, KGB, Mossad, Men in Black) can crack regular algorithms such as DES, Rjindael, RC5, AES (might be true) I would waste 1 year or 2 or hire someone and write my own encryption algorithm.

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