Microsoft beefs up Outlook security

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Microsoft beefs up Outlook security

Responding to the so-called Love Bug computer worm that infested systems worldwide nearly two weeks ago, Microsoft has beefed up security features for its popular Outlook e-mail client.

The company added code that protects users against malicious attachments by disallowing automatic double-clicking of certain file types known to be virus carriers. A second update requires users to allow or disallow the offending program access to their address book to prevent such attachments from spreading.

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