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Gaining Info On Tech Execs With Just Their Email

jfruh (300774) writes | about 2 years ago

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jfruh writes "Did you know that Craigslist founder Craig Newmark has an loyalty points account with the Starwood hotel chain? Did you know that both Tim Cook and Steve Ballmer have Dropbox accounts? All this information — and much more — can be found out because so many prominent executives use their corporate email address for their account logins, and most sites make it possible to see if an email address is associated with an account even if you don't have the account password. Just knowing that such an account exists can lead to technical and social engineering attempts to crack it, as happened in the case of Wired's Mat Honan."
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