Outlook's security compromised by spammers

Monday, 21 June 2004, 5:39 PM EST

Spammers who send pornographic pictures in the hope of enticing the recipient to signing up to an adult Web site have discovered a way to bypass Outlook 2003's security features, which are designed to stop potentially offensive content being automatically displayed in the preview window.

The latest version of Microsoft's Outlook was built with a relatively sophisticated spam filter, but as the product's first birthday approaches, spammers are finding new ways to ensure that their unsolicited message go undetected.

By Munir Kotadia at ZDNet.

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