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WMFs blocked with MIME
From: "lsi" <stuart () cyberdelix net>
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2006 13:35:36 -0000

Preliminary testing reveals that emails containing WMF files can be 
blocked by filtering for the MIME-encoded WMF header.  This approach 
works even if the file is called WORD.DOC.  The string to check for 


These 8 bytes appear as the first 8 bytes of a MIME-encoded WMF.  
Thus, blocking all emails with those bytes in will block all emails 
containing WMFs.  

This technique can be used with common spam filters.  

Regarding web-based WMFs, of the three browsers on this system, only 
IE knows what to do with WMFs.  Fortunately, I don't use IE.  This 
is, however, one more reason I can use to convince my customers to 
dump it.  


Stuart Udall
stuart at () cyberdelix dot net - http://www.cyberdelix.net/

 * Origin: lsi: revolution through evolution (192:168/0.2)

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