Security alerts: XML redirect in IE 5.0, MiniZip worm

KenNorth KenNorth at
Sat Dec 4 21:09:10 GMT 1999

Earlier this week I sent a security alert to each xml-dev member whose
e-mail address was in my IN basket.

I received an e-mail worm earlier in the week and sent a warning not to open
an attachment named ZIPPED_FILES.EXE. The MiniZip worm propagates by mailing
itself so I thought it best to err on the side of caution and send a
warning. (I don't know whether MiniZip leaves a copy of sent messages in the
Sent folder.)

Members should also be aware of an Internet Explorer 5.0 security problem
related to XML redirects:

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