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Outlook staples encrypted emails and their plaintext
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rufwoof

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Oct 2017, 19:27    Post subject:  Outlook staples encrypted emails and their plaintext  

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/11/outlook_smime_bug/
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Attention anyone using Microsoft Outlook to encrypt emails. Researchers at security outfit SEC Consult have found a bug in Redmond's software that causes encrypted messages to be sent out with their unencrypted versions attached.
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Oct 2017, 20:47    Post subject:  

I think Outlook and Outlook Express were in W98-2... those were the days... wreaking havoc by deleting the *.ibx and *.obx files Cool

Another stoopid Microsoft Trick for sure.

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Oct 2017, 23:02    Post subject:  

It's not a bug, it's a feature. In case the recipient can't decrypt the encrypted email. Rolling Eyes

Microsoft, always trying to be helpful to its customers.
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