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From: larry at larryseltzer.com (Larry Seltzer)
Subject: Trojan Horse for Mac OS X

You might have noticed I said "by default". How many people do you really think change
that setting. Seriously.

Larry Seltzer
eWEEK.com Security Center Editor
http://security.eweek.com/
http://blog.ziffdavis.com/seltzer
larryseltzer@...fdavis.com 
-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-admin@...ts.netsys.com
[mailto:full-disclosure-admin@...ts.netsys.com] On Behalf Of Mary Landesman
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2004 7:45 PM
To: Larry Seltzer; 'Joshua Levitsky'; 'Thomas Vincent'
Cc: 'Full-Disclosure'
Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] 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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