Holy Redmond!
Posted on: 07/19/2000 03:09 PM

It seems that MS really has some PR cleanup to do now...

TechWeb (we love these guys) reports that SANS (System Administration, Networking, and Security Institute) released a statement to this effect:
A security alert issued by the cooperative research and education group states that users running any of the affected operating systems are vulnerable to a total compromise when they preview or read an infected e-mail -- without having to open an attachment. They're also vulnerable if they have Microsoft Access 97 or 2000, or if they run any mail reader, like Outlook or Eudora, that uses Internet Explorer (4.0 and higher) to render HTML documents.
The rest is murky, but at least MS admitted it was there, but begged SANS not to spill it.




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