Aug 07, 1998 12:55 PM
by M K Ramadoss
Here is an announcement from Qualcomm, the company that has developed
Eudora e-mail program.
You may have read recently that there is potential for
unauthorized programs to be run on your system through
the use of hostile Java scripts and/or applets. This problem
affects users of the Windows versions of Eudora Pro Email 4.0
and 4.0.1, as well as Eudora Pro CommCenter 4.0 and 4.0.1.
Note that Eudora Light users, users of previous
versions of Eudora Pro, and Macintosh users
are not susceptible to these Java attacks.
QUALCOMM became aware of this problem yesterday (8/6/98)
and will be offering an updater for Windows Eudora Pro
and CommCenter 4.0.1 and 4.0 within the next few
hours that addresses these issues and will prevent
these types of attacks. QUALCOMM will also make
available a new Eudora Pro 4.1 beta that contains
these fixes by Friday afternoon Pacific Standard Time.
Until the new software is posted, you can protect
yourself by turning off the Microsoft viewer from
within Eudora. To do this, follow these steps:
1.In Eudora, go to the Tools menu and choose "Options".
2.On the left hand side of the options window, select "Viewing Mail"
3.On the right hand side of the options window, make
sure the box next to "Use Microsoft's viewer" is UNCHECKED.
4.Click on "OK" on the bottom of the window.
Eudora Pro Email, Eudora Pro CommCenter and Eudora Light are not
susceptible to buffer overflow security problem
QUALCOMM rigorously tested its line of Eudora email
software after becoming aware
of the buffer overflow security problems
recently found in Microsoft and Netscape email
programs. QUALCOMM is pleased to announce that
its Eudora email products are not
susceptible to the types of attacks that can harm
the computers of users of these other
QUALCOMM tested Eudora Pro and Eudora CommCenter
versions 4.0, as well as
Eudora Pro and Eudora Light versions 3.0
on both the Windows and Macintosh
platforms. In all cases, Eudora does not
allow any unauthorized programs to be
automatically executed on a user's system.
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