The network of Symnatec’s DeepSight has released a statement saying that the threat rating of the recent Windows Mail bug has been increased from 6.8 to 7.5. This is due to the fact that they have confirmed that the exploit can be attacked on a remote location.
The exploit can be can be installed as simple as just one click.
Symantec explained that an attacker can send an email to a potential victim and if that victim clicks on the link on the email, a program could be executed which can let the attacker access the user’s PC.
If the mailicious file is not on the user’s PC, the link would give the user a yes/no question.