Flaw Could Allow Hacker To "Own Every Outlook User In The World In A Week"


The Outlook and Exchange vulnerability disclosed by Microsoft Tuesday has the potential to become a much more virulent problem than the long-hyped Windows Metafile bug patched last week, said one of the e-mail flaw's discoverers Wednesday.

"What I find bizarre is that there's still all this focus on the WMF [Windows Metafile] bug," said Mark Litchfield, the director of NGS Software, a U.K.-based security company, and one of the two researchers credited by Microsoft with the discovery of the TNEF (Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format) vulnerability.

"This one has massive financial implications if someone exploits it," Litchfield said. Personal Tech Pipeline | Flaw Could Allow Hacker To 'Own Every Outlook User In The World In A Week' - Researcher

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