HTML based emails, not a big problem for enterprise, but for end u

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by DAngel, May 3, 2010.

  1. DAngel

    DAngel Guest

    I always find myself wondering why legitimate institutions send HTML based
    emails, I am referring to non-mass mail emails (Which seems to dampen the
    benefits even more and still teach users that HTML emails can, in fact, be
    legitimate in nature. With the filtering technologies, safe practice
    protocols, and epidemic levels of social engineering on today's web, you
    would think such practices would be discouraged. I have to admit that I am
    young, still a student, and posses a very security centric view in regards to
    IT. With the widespread use of tools like Netcat, compromised mailservers
    spewing spam, and bots adding to the potential vulnerabilities it seems like
    very little training is given to many of the end users I speak with. Feel
    free to disagree, I would rather learn from a veteran than hold a pedantic,
    but incorrect view on such topics.
     
    DAngel, May 3, 2010
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  2. From: "DAngel" <>

    | I always find myself wondering why legitimate institutions send HTML based
    | emails, I am referring to non-mass mail emails (Which seems to dampen the
    | benefits even more and still teach users that HTML emails can, in fact, be
    | legitimate in nature. With the filtering technologies, safe practice
    | protocols, and epidemic levels of social engineering on today's web, you
    | would think such practices would be discouraged. I have to admit that I am
    | young, still a student, and posses a very security centric view in regards to
    | IT. With the widespread use of tools like Netcat, compromised mailservers
    | spewing spam, and bots adding to the potential vulnerabilities it seems like
    | very little training is given to many of the end users I speak with. Feel
    | free to disagree, I would rather learn from a veteran than hold a pedantic,
    | but incorrect view on such topics.

    Actually, many large enterprise establishments force text-only email.
     
    David H. Lipman, May 3, 2010
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  3. It seems to me that generally speaking the IT industry (computer
    security specifically) has given up completely on what was once thought
    to be the *only* answer - user education. Forget that now, today the
    trend is toward enforcement of best practices by software policy.
    This would be IMO the tangible evidence of my above statement.
    I agree, and the problem is administrators that don't even know that
    they are administrators or what administrator are *supposed* to do
    (i.e., home users).
     
    FromTheRafters, May 3, 2010
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