RE: [Full-Disclosure] Trojan Horse for Mac OS X

From: Larry Seltzer (larry_at_larryseltzer.com)
Date: 04/10/04

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    To: "'Mary Landesman'" <mlande@bellsouth.net>
    Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 21:12:01 -0400
    
    

    You might have noticed I said "by default". How many people do you really think change
    that setting. Seriously.

    Larry Seltzer
    eWEEK.com Security Center Editor
    http://security.eweek.com/
    http://blog.ziffdavis.com/seltzer
    larryseltzer@ziffdavis.com
    -----Original Message-----
    From: full-disclosure-admin@lists.netsys.com
    [mailto:full-disclosure-admin@lists.netsys.com] On Behalf Of Mary Landesman
    Sent: Friday, April 09, 2004 7:45 PM
    To: Larry Seltzer; 'Joshua Levitsky'; 'Thomas Vincent'
    Cc: 'Full-Disclosure'
    Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] Trojan Horse for Mac OS X

    Check out Tools, Options, Security, Do not allow executable attachments...

    Uncheck it. Voila. Still there. Not removed. Just suppressed. And under complete end
    user control.

    -- Mary

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Larry Seltzer" <larry@larryseltzer.com>
    To: "'Joshua Levitsky'" <jlevitsk@joshie.com>; "'Thomas Vincent'"
    <thomasv@mac.com>
    Cc: "'Full-Disclosure'" <full-disclosure@lists.netsys.com>
    Sent: Friday, April 09, 2004 6:53 PM
    Subject: RE: [Full-Disclosure] Trojan Horse for Mac OS X

    >> This technique wouldn't work now because Mail.app, and probably all
    >> modern mail client. Will not let you execute code from within the mail
    >> client.

    >Completely untrue. Mail.app will ask you if you want to open the app just
    like Outlook
    Express on Windows does.

    Actually, Outlook Express and Outlook will (by default) strip all executable
    attachments
    before you even get them. They've done this for some time.

    Larry Seltzer
    eWEEK.com Security Center Editor
    http://security.eweek.com/
    http://blog.ziffdavis.com/seltzer
    larryseltzer@ziffdavis.com

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