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[vox] And Yet Another Reason to Avoid Microsoft (YARAM)
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[vox] And Yet Another Reason to Avoid Microsoft (YARAM)

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"Microsoft issues 'critical' Office security warning

Microsoft has warned of several flaws in its Office products, the most
serious of which could allow an attacker to take control of a user's

And here is the best part: "In addition, if Word is used as the e-mail
editor for Outlook, which is the default setting in Office XP/2002, an
attacker could strike via e-mail."

<rant on_soapbox="doug">
That is so typical. The company ships stuff with vulnerable default
settings. They really should know better--office should ship with
VBscript support off by default--Word VB exploits are nothing new, M$
should know better. Besides, defaulting to Word as your editor email is
bad on top of all that. What's wrong with plain text?!

R. Douglas Barbieri

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