A glaring security hole in Microsoft Windows allows anyone access the passwords hidden behind asterisks (****) or dots (●●●). As the Government Computer News magazine reported in September 2004. “Just drag the SeePassword magnifier over the asterisks in any password field to reveal the true characters.” Hackers can access passwords from remote computers connected to the Internet.

Most Internet users believe that such passwords are secure and it comes as shock to them that criminals or terrorists can easily hijack their identity or access their bank accounts or other sensitive information. Microsoft refuses to fix the problem.


What can you do to protect yourself, your friends and other Internet users?

Download and run our AsteRisks © software to erase all stored password from cache memory of your Internet Explorer. (If you first need to look up any forgotten passwords, you can use SeePassword software available at www.SeePassword.com).
   
Click here to e-mail your friends about this grave security risk.
   
Click here to sign the letter to Bill Gates urging him to address this security risk.
   
If you have been victim of this security hole, click here to share your experience with other Internet users and /or for free evaluation by our attorney. You may be eligible for compensation of your damages.
   
 
 
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
A Hardcopy of this letter, including the e-signatures, will be hand-delivered to Mr. Gates

Dear Mr. Gates,

Hundreds of millions of Internet users are unaware that their passwords hidden behind asterisks (****) or dots (●●●●) can be easily accessed by anyone, including criminals or terrorists. You company refused to address this glaring security problem leaving Internet users exposed to identity theft and other security and privacy risks. We urge you to re-consider the position of your company.

Sincerely,

Signed by 52 unique users

1 - Alex Konanykhin, New York, NY, USA from IP: 68.100.138.139 on November 10, 2004 at 10:16:47
2 - Gord Dugan, Calgary, AB, Canada from IP: 66.222.253.20 on December 01, 2004 at 14:01:37
3 - April Walton, Twentynine Palms, California, USA from IP: 4.28.154.95 on December 01, 2004 at 19:12:27
4 - jack muckto, glasgow, strathclyde, scotland from IP: 193.192.17.78 on December 02, 2004 at 06:01:41
5 - Charles Calvo, Pownal, VT, USA from IP: 64.222.105.25 on December 02, 2004 at 08:39:16
6 - Carol Wetzel, Fox Lake, WI, USA from IP: 216.114.55.74 on December 02, 2004 at 10:05:41
7 - Bernard M Byrne, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, England from IP: 81.79.251.15 on December 02, 2004 at 11:55:12
8 - Sue Oberlin, Manetno, Illinois, USA from IP: 63.95.36.13 on December 02, 2004 at 11:58:40
9 - Crystal Mendoza, Lake Villa, IL, 60046 from IP: 152.163.101.14 on December 02, 2004 at 13:02:27
10 - John S. Evelyn, Schomberg, ON, Canada from IP: 64.187.60.215 on December 02, 2004 at 13:19:44
11 - Steve Hull, Quincy, IL, United States from IP: 216.138.14.97 on December 02, 2004 at 14:16:47
12 - Bill Burwitz, Browntown, WI, USA from IP: 198.150.76.4 on December 02, 2004 at 14:31:27
13 - Theban L. Tonnesen, Auburn, Wa, USA from IP: 67.94.208.106 on December 02, 2004 at 14:36:20
14 - Robert Reinhardt, Spring Hill, TN, Williamson from IP: 68.154.175.225 on December 02, 2004 at 15:40:05
15 - Colleen Burns, Lafayette, CA, USA from IP: 198.81.26.107 on December 02, 2004 at 15:52:19
16 - Robert Ocheltree, Everett, WA, USA from IP: 4.31.64.157 on December 02, 2004 at 16:34:27
17 - Suzanne Fuqua, Santa Fe, NM, USA from IP: 12.96.199.3 on December 02, 2004 at 17:28:53
18 - Joe Knight, Vancouver, BC, Canada from IP: 24.69.255.245 on December 02, 2004 at 20:25:02
19 - Arun Yadav, Bikaner, Rajsthan, India from IP: 202.56.253.183 on December 03, 2004 at 03:21:41
20 - Debra Quintana, Chicago, IL, USA from IP: 24.13.177.41 on December 03, 2004 at 07:47:56
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I have two PCs, one running windows, the other Linux. Have been running LInux for 10 years, never had a crash or security break in or a virus. The windows PC has been hacked into on many occasions, as the Microsoft firewall is a failure, or a virus has taken the windows PC out quite often. Needless to say I never plug the Windows PC into the internet any more.

Reported by: Kevin Pierce, Perth, Australia, December 17, 2004 at 19:44:50


it is a serious problem

Let me share what happened to me: I received an e-mail with an attachment, SeePassword.exe. The sender (Wachovia security) asked me to run it while logging into my bank account at Wachovia and then to e-mail him back what it exposed. He said they were fixing a flaw in the online banking system and needed my help in doing so. I followed his instructions and e-mailed him back with the exposed password. Two days later, I log into my account, and , it's all gone!

Reported by: John Dingle Berry III, New York City, USA, December 14, 2004 at 06:48:05


My god that's how they did it!

I always believed that they posed as me at my bank but now there's no doubt they stole my bank password!

Reported by: Joe, Shumacher, US, December 13, 2004 at 18:10:40


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