released EMail security updates for various products including Outlook
Express, Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail.
The Microsoft EMail security updates are considered 'critical' for Outlook
Express users and hence all users should update immediately.
The EMail update is to address a reported security vulnerability that could
allow for 'remote code execution'. These are very a serious type of
Microsoft releases updates frequently to it's products to address various
issues from time to time. Such updates can also include security updates as
Users of Microsoft's vast arrays of products should take advantage of
these updates to help ensure their systems are up to date.
Since this Microsoft EMail update addressed security issues, we would recommend
that users update immediately.
EMail systems generally are vulnerable to security problems, regardless of
EMail products being used.
Any EMail can be targeted for spreading various forms of MalWare including
viruses. EMail is also a large target for SPAM Scams On The Web so the Microsoft
EMail security update is an important update.
Hence users of Outlook Express, Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail should
consider updating and should check their Microsoft Update.
Users of other EMail systems should also keep their software up to date and now
might be a timely reminder to do so.