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From: mlande at bellsouth.net (Mary Landesman)
Subject: Trojan Horse for Mac OS X

Check out Tools, Options, Security, Do not allow executable attachments...

Uncheck it. Voila. Still there. Not removed. Just suppressed. And under
complete end user control.

-- Mary

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry Seltzer" <larry@...ryseltzer.com>
To: "'Joshua Levitsky'" <jlevitsk@...hie.com>; "'Thomas Vincent'"
<thomasv@....com>
Cc: "'Full-Disclosure'" <full-disclosure@...ts.netsys.com>
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2004 6:53 PM
Subject: RE: [Full-Disclosure] Trojan Horse for Mac OS X


>> This technique wouldn't work now because Mail.app, and probably all
>> modern mail client. Will not let you execute code from within the mail
>> client.

>Completely untrue. Mail.app will ask you if you want to open the app just
like Outlook
Express on Windows does.

Actually, Outlook Express and Outlook will (by default) strip all executable
attachments
before you even get them. They've done this for some time.

Larry Seltzer
eWEEK.com Security Center Editor
http://security.eweek.com/
http://blog.ziffdavis.com/seltzer
larryseltzer@...fdavis.com

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