Avast emails me my password!
by Sukki007 - 6/20/12 6:11 PM
One of the first things my ex, the IT guy, taught me about computers is that email is not secure. Consequently, I never send any sensitive info, such as credit card numbers, by email.
I'm having a problem with Avast suddenly declaring a forum page I read and post on daily contains malware, and denying the service. This has been happening on Firefox, my primary brower, then again on Chrome, when I tried to access it through that. I get regular email updates from that Forum whenever there's a new post , so I know that others on the site are continuing to access it without problem.
I went to the Avast website and registered, as required, in order to get help with this issue. I got an email back confirming the registration, with a link to activate the registration. Lo and behold, this email contains my user name plus my PASSWORD, spelled out completely for all the world and any hacker to appropriate.
I can't understand how a company that specializes is web security could be so stupid. Or have things changed since, making email very secure?