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Re: disallow freemail
From: "Meritt James" <meritt_james () bah com>
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2004 14:21:12 -0500

Which may or may not contail viri or other malware...

Jim

David Gillett wrote:

  In some environments, the opportunity for users to *upload*
memos, strategic plans, weapon systems blueprints, source code,
etc, etc, etc, constitutes a compelling security risk....

David Gillett

-----Original Message-----
From: haji din [mailto:ahbh99 () yahoo com]
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 1:58 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: disallow freemail


hi list,

anybody blocking or having a security policy that
disallow users from using freemail (yahoo, hotmail,
etc)?

what are security threat that freemail poses to
corporate network?

One threat is that users will be able to download
malicious files, bypassing security measure at a mail
gateway. Any more ideas?

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