|Subject:||RE: Password-protected email attachments|
|Posted by:||Anteaus (Antea…@discussions.microsoft.com)|
|Date:||Mon, 16 Jun 2008|
Varies. Some mailfilters can be set to disallow zips which cannot be opened
We filter such that IF the message has an attachment of type zip, AND the
body text contains the string 'password' THEN it gets the heave-ho.
There was a virus doing the rounds a few months back which propagates as an
encrypted zip, with the password in the body text. I don't think any of our
users would be daft enough to fall for that, but you never know.
> Hi everyone,
> Does anyone really know what the best practices are in dealing with
> password-protected attachments received via email? I'm referring to the email
> content filtering level, not the user level.
> We've always blocked them and manually reviewed/released. But I'm curious to
> know what other companies do and/or what the best practices are. Ive tried
> searching the net to no avail.
> Do most companies block them? Do they just let them through? Do they get
> manually reviewed/released?
> Thanks for any info you may have
Password-protected email attachments posted by valdous on Thu, 5 Jun 2008