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How Do I Secure Imap?


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Hello everyone I am curently in school Getting a degree in IT, I want to do system admin work when I'm done. I have been doing a lot of reading and playing with tools lately and I was running Cain and Able, yese I still use windows, I have BT5 in a VM but It is taking me awhile learning to use the terminal rather than a GUI. Ok back to my question setup. As I am using cain and able I start to see stuff poping up I clicked on the arp-imap and clicked passwords and there was my gmail info in plain text. how can I prevent this from happening?

Is there anyway to secure imap traffic?

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You need to configure your IMAP client to use SSL. See the below articles for more details on how to configure.

https://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=77662

http://www.liewcf.com/how-to-setup-gmail-imap-access-3449/#.To1rEZv23oM

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Thanks for the quick reply. I really want to learn Linux and there are a lot of how to guides out there and thats the problem; there's to many out there. Does anyone know of a good site that teaches the basics like how to use terminal? I need to learn all the commands instead of just typing in what I see and not even knowing why are what it does.

I am trying hard not to ask noobish questions and I am trying to learn on my own but the internet is just flooded with crap sites.

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Ok, if you want to learn Linux, may I recommend installing Ubuntu on a virtual machine and you can then head over the Ubuntu website where they have forums and lots of articles.

On the other hand, there are also books you could buy.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_6?field-keywords=ubuntu&url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&x=0&y=0&sprefix=Ubuntu

Edit: Also keep tuned with the Hak5 tips, you can learn quite a lot from watching them too.

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