[Mimedefang] Re: ZDnet article on new Zombie Trick

Paul Russell prussell at nd.edu
Thu Feb 3 14:14:57 EST 2005

On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 "Paul Murphy" <pmurphy at ionixpharma.com> wrote:
> And in any case, how long will it be before the trojan stuffs keypresses or VB
> script into Windows to start Outlook or Outlook Express in a hidden window if it
> finds it, and then plug away sending messages with the correct client settings,
> including client authentication?

It seems to me that it would be much easier and almost as effective to simply
pop up a dialogue box asking for the username and password. I suspect that
many users would stupidly provide the requested information and click OK
without wondering why they were being asked.

Paul Russell
Senior Systems Administrator
OIT Messaging Services Team
University of Notre Dame

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