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Summary

In this chapter, you've learned how email worms spread by sending themselves to people in your address book. Besides potentially causing a lot of embarrassment, these worm-infected emails are more likely to be trusted by recipients. With the help of a scripting engine, a worm can spread even when you don't explicitly open the email.

A worm can be a destructive force in a closed environment, such as a corporate network. However, a proactive approach to the major worm epidemics can help reduce the risk of falling prey to them.


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