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Submission + - First vulnerability in Vista's Windows Mail

An anonymous reader writes: Clicking on a link in an email can be enough to launch a program on you local machine — at least if you are using Windows Mail on Vista. For this to work there must be a folder with the same name like the executable file though. The discoveror of this problem, a hacker called Kingcope, points to winrm and migwiz, heise Security was able to launch the calculator after creating a folder called calc. So while this is not a big deal by itself, it makes you wonder, what else is lurking beyond the surface of the sucessor to Outlook Express.

Almost anything derogatory you could say about today's software design would be accurate. -- K.E. Iverson

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