June 1, 2001

Why Hotmail could spread viruses even faster than Outlook

Author: JT Smith

The Register reports on a flaw in the Web-based email services, such as Yahoo! and Hotmail, that makes them a good way to mass mail viruses. "That's the serious warning contained in a posting to the BugTraq security mailing list
by a security researcher who said that cross-site scripting vulnerabilities make it
possible to replicate Melissa-type worms through Web mail services."

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