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Matts (1087)

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I work for MessageLabs [] in Toronto, ON, Canada. I write spam filters, MTA software, high performance network software, string matching algorithms, and other cool stuff mostly in Perl and C.

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Saturday March 08, 2003
05:53 AM

All applications...

[ #10951 ]

Someone once said that all applications will expand until they can send email...

Recently Adobe released Acrobat Reader 5.1. It can, of course, send email.

Am I wrong to be worried about the security implications of this? At least Microsoft Outlook pops up a dialog box when its scripted to send email saying someone is trying to send email via a script. Does Acrobat Reader do the same, or is this yet another way for virus writers to easily send email without popping up that dialog box...

Update: On second thoughts, its not much of an issue. Most viruses these days use their own SMTP engine (so that they can send basically anonymously).

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