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Re: Email based attack on University

On Wed, Oct 2, 2019 at 9:06 AM Henning Follmann <hfollmann@itcfollmann.com> wrote:
On Wed, Oct 02, 2019 at 09:27:37AM -0400, Carl Fink wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 02, 2019 at 08:41:11AM -0400, Henning Follmann wrote:
> > No multimedia (movies, mp3).
> Really? MP3? Paranoid much?

Well, maybe.
OTOH these massive exploits these days were considered very unlikely some
time ago. And a vectors in remains a vector in, and most likely becomes
a common attack vector. Your point because it is not widely used _now_,
it is safe, is just ridiculous.

True enough but with the following difference:  By specification, to the best of my amateur knowledge,
the MP3 format does not permit executable content. Whereas Word and PDF files do.


Henning Follmann           | hfollmann@itcfollmann.com

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