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Security flaw reported at BT e-mail service Talk21.


A serious security breach has reportedly been discovered at BT's free e-mail service Talk21.

John Heaton, who runs his own online business, came across the fault after sending out a marketing e-mail to potential new clients and then analysing the hits on his web site. Using a standard software package that provides basic information about web site visitors, Heaton reportedly found that he was given access to the e-mail accounts of the visitors who were subscribers of Talk21.

A BT spokesman told the BBC last night (28 September) that the company had no evidence of any security breach but was 'looking into the allegations'.

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Date:Sep 29, 2000
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