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From: Azerail at supersecretninjaskills.com (Azerail)
Subject: Is the FBI using email Web bugs?

On Thu, 08 Jan 2004, Ben Nelson wrote:

> Poof wrote:
> >Actually- the problem with that is that fine... it won't allow any ports
> >except for the needed 25/110/143... Then what's to stop an image from using
> >http://www.spamsite.com:25/110/phonehome.jpg?emailaddress(or whatever)
> >
> >... Nothing!
> >
> >Nice try though... Best protection is through your email client. O2K3 does
> >it native ^^
> >
> 
> I realize that, my point was that blocking more is better than blocking 
> less.  Whenever you can block everything and allow only the needed 
> traffic, you'll be better off.  Removing as many possible 'phone home 
> vectors' as possible certainly can't hurt and is good security policy in 
> general.
> 
> --Ben
> 

Why don't you guys just cut to the root of the problem and not use
mail clients that access files on other people's servers when you read
your mail.  HTML e-mail sucks.

Azerail

-- 
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to know is when to say "I don't know."


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