A just-disclosed bug in Windows Vista's built-in e-mail program can be used by hackers to run malicious code on a victimized PC.
Symantec's DeepSight network, which issued a warning about the vulnerability in Windows Mail, upped the threat rating from 6.8 to 7.5 in a follow-up alert after it confirmed that the bug was remote code exploitable. That means an attacker could introduce his or her own malware onto a compromised computer. Windows Mail is the successor to Outlook Express, the entry-level e-mail app that's been bundled with the operating system since the Windows 95 edition.
By crafting an e-mail message with a link to a malicious file -- one hosted on a remote Internet server, say -- and duping the recipient to click on the link, an attacker could infect a Vista PC with software that steals identities or with a backdoor Trojan horse.
You can read more about this new threat here or here.
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