[Mimedefang] Anyone know anything about "maileet"?

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Wed Nov 5 11:04:42 EST 2003

On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Jon R. Kibler wrote:

> I saw a question in another security group about a program called
> "maileet" (http://www.maileet.com/) that poses some interesting
> filtering and security questions. The product claims to be able to
> send executable code that will bypass any firewall or mail filter by
> segmenting and encrypting it.

If someone is determined enough, he/she can bypass any kind of filtering.

My guess is that "maileet" will put some easily-identifiable constant
text in every part that it sends, so it should be relatively simple to
identify and block it.  But that's a bandaid solution.  The almost-correct
solution is to forbid users from installing software like this.  The correct
solution is to forbid users from using operating systems that are
vulnerable to, and spread, malware.



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