Oct 25, 2013

LinkedIn Intro’duces Insecurity
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Written by : Stewart Rogers| 0 | Apps, Business, Content Curation, LinkedIn, Social Media, Technology

email-securityLinkedIn released a new product today called Intro.  They call it “doing the impossible”, but some might call it “hijacking email”.  Why do we say this?

Consider the following:

Intro reconfigures your iOS device e.g. iPhone, iPad so that all of your emails go through LinkedIn’s servers. You read that right. Once you install the Intro app, all of your emails, both sent and received, are transmitted via LinkedIn’s servers.

LinkedIn is forcing all your IMAP and SMTP data through their own servers and then analyzing and scraping your emails for data pertaining to…whatever they feel like.

“But that sounds like a man-in-the-middle attack!” I hear you cry.

Yes. Yes it does. Because it is. That’s exactly what it is. And this is a bad thing.

If your employees are checking their company email, it’s an especially bad thing.

Why is this so bad?  Here’s a list of 10 reasons to start:

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Stewart Rogers

Stewart has been involved in sales, marketing and running software companies since computers had black screens with the 'wide choice' of green or orange text. When he isn't speaking, writing or talking about marketing technology, you'll find him analyzing the entire marketing technology universe (yes, all 2,400+ products) for VB Insight (http://insight.venturebeat.com).
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Stewart has been involved in sales, marketing and running software companies since computers had black screens with the 'wide choice' of green or orange text. When he isn't speaking, writing or talking about marketing technology, you'll find him analyzing the entire marketing technology universe (yes, all 2,400+ products) for VB Insight (http://insight.venturebeat.com).

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