US Defense Department goes plain-text

The US Department of Defense has started blocking HTML email, and gone a further step by banning the US of Outlook Web Access for email. (h/t to Slashdot)

It’s part of a heightened security alert protocol, and how long this will last is anyone’s guess. I’ll bet it is a permanent move to thwart phishing attempts, but with spammers’ tactics changing, I’m not sure how much it will help.

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