Black Hat Fingers Email As Easy Target
In a world where even the dimmest network manager understands the need to deploy stripped-down, hardened servers behind bulletproof firewalls, Core Security's product manager, Max Caceres, told attendees to Black Hat Federal 2006 that attackers should take the easy route: Users.
Users offer a sloppy, target-rich environment with nearly unlimited access to trouble. They form a poorly guarded bridge between the internal network and the Internet.
Admins who allow email clients to receive unadulterated HTML documents are opening a hole in network security that can be very difficult to defend... especially once an attacker is inside the network perimeter. Black Hat Fingers Email As Easy Target
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