[LINK] Phishers are getting lazy
Richard.Chirgwin at informa.com.au
Wed Feb 18 08:11:54 EST 2004
>The current version of Outlook doesn't download any stuff.
Yes, it does. Images. The message in the 'preview pane' has a link to an
image, then Outlook tries to display the image. And this means it tries to
download the image from its source. I'll get the firewall log if you like
Because I'm paranoid (why not be?), I don't let anything not a Web browser
use port 80 without asking my permission. Because I'm curious, I leave it as
a manual process. So in the course of an ordinary day, I get an awful lot of
"Microsoft Outlook wants to contact nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn on Port 80 Permit/Deny"
From: Malcolm Miles
To: link at anu.edu.au
Sent: 17/02/04 20:37
Subject: Re: [LINK] Phishers are getting lazy
On Tue, 17 Feb 2004 15:23:47 +1000, you wrote:
>Mind you, it highlights the abuse of Port 80 by a Certain Major
>International Software Developer. There is no good reason why Outlook
>be >able< to try and download stuff without any user action. Even
The current version of Outlook doesn't download any stuff.
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