This Web pages is intended for individuals and companies who are
concerned about security problems in modern Email readers for
Windows 95, 98, and NT operating systems. The page describes
specific security problems with the Eudora, Netscape Messenger,
and Outlook Express Email readers. The Web page also provides
information on how to work-around or solve most of these problems.
Many of these security problems have been introduce in the last
year or so with the move to using HTML in Email messages. Unlike
ASCII text messages, HTML Email messages can contain rich text
and graphics as part of mail message just like Web pages. HTML
allows users to create more professional looking Email messages.
programs, Java applets, and ActiveX controls. These embedded
programs are automatically executed when an Email message is read.
Even though these languages are all considered "safe", there
are still many security hazards associated
Backdoors for executing program from Email
Theft of private files using Email
Privacy leaks and Email
Denial-of-service attacks in Email
Please send corrections or comments to Richard M. Smith
Last updated Jan. 31, 1999