Security Bulldog removes
dangerous scripts from your email.
Scripts are bits of executable
code that are triggered when you read an email.
They can pop up windows or download content without your knowledge or
Security Bulldog will clean all incoming email of scripts.
In the unlikely event that you want the scripts you can retrieve the original
email with scripts intact with a simple click.
If you are like most people,
you just want text in your email do not want to risk your security to
have live content.
Scripts are dangerous.
If scripts are allowed to remain
in your email, every time you view or even preview and email the sender's
code could be run on your computer.
If you have not installed the latest security patches these scripts could
allow hackers to take over your computer.
Scripts can also be used to
download other content from the web without your knowledge.
Because this content is not actually in the email it may not be screened
by your virus scanner and could be dangerous and can pose a serious privacy
Conventional virus scanners.
Conventional virus scanners
only remove known viruses, scripts are presumed to be safe.
However, once the email is passed on to your email reader you are relying
on the security measures in your email reader for security.
Many email readers have known and unknown security holes in them that
can allow a hacker to take control of your computer.
Also, many email readers such as Outlook and Outlook Express rely on the
same code as Internet Explorer to display formatted emails.
This means that unless you have installed all the latest security patches
from Microsoft you could be vulnerable to known security holes.
Why take the risk?