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Dumb bug of the week: Outlook staples your encrypted emails to, er, plaintext copies when sending messages

dajames Silver badge

Re: Unlikely

Microsoft claimed the exploitation of this bug was "unlikely" in the wild.

Mostly because S/MIME is an essentially dead protocol, that only a handful of people have ever bothered with....

S/MIME isn't dead. It's the standard protocol to use when encrypting internet mail within a PKI. The other common mail encryption protocol is PGP, but that isn't used within a PKI. If S/MIME is not much used it's because most people don't actually bother to encrypt their mail.

I would think that Microsoft regard exploitation of this bug as "unlikely" because they don't think anyone sends mail in plain text, nowadays.

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