RSSBandit will allow a virus payload to launch on the
machine while downloading RSS feeds. For instance if
the thread posting has a URL which has a virus payload
RSSBandit will launch this payload while downloading the
updates to the feeds. Also there is a security hole as
RSS allows images to automatically download inside of
the browser pane.
Producing an interface similar to that of Outlook 2003
which does not automatically render images or activeX
controls will increase security.