Defense Dept bans Outlook, HTML email

The Defense Department has banned the use of Outlook Web Access email and is blocking all HTML email, as it raises network security conditions from the normal Information Condition (Infocon) 5 to Infocon 4, indicating heightened vigilance in preparation for operations or exercises or increased monitoring of networks due to increased risk of attack, Federal Computer Week reports.

A Navy user reported to the federal government IT publication that HTML messages were being automatically converted to plain text and a spokesman for Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations confirmed that the security level had changed. Defense Dept. bans Outlook, HTML email | ZDNet Government Blog |

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 26th December 2006 11:45PM