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U.S. Military: HTML Email Is a Security Threat

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 12/26/06 (5:34am)

The Department of Defense is automatically converting all formatted email (aka 'html' email) to plain text:

The [Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations] mandated use of plain text e-mail because HTML messages pose a threat to DOD because HTML text can be infected with spyware and, in some cases, executable code that could enable intruders to gain access to DOD networks, the JTF-GNO spokesman said.

Attachments like Powerpoint "used for briefings" can still get through. Article here... (h/t ZDNet)

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