'Contact us' attack takes out mail servers

Thursday, 1 February 2007, 7:30 PM EST

The "contact us" feature on many websites is often insecure and makes it easy to launch denial of service attacks on corporate mail servers, according to UK-based security consultancy SecureTest.

The "contact us" feature is usually a form that allows surfers to submit comments to the people running a website. According to SecureTest, these forms can be used to launch denial of service attacks through endemic security weaknesses that have largely been overlooked.

At The Register.

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