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[vox] And Yet Another Reason to Avoid Microsoft (YARAM)
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Big ugly URL:
http://www.computerweekly.com/articles/article.asp?liArticle
ID=124598&liArticleTypeID=1&liCategoryID=1&liChannelID=1&liF
lavourID=1&sSearch=&nPage=1

Nice compact URL:
http://tinyurl.com/mgot

Excerpt:

"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
computer."

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?!
</rant>

-- 
R. Douglas Barbieri
doug@dooglio.net
http://www.dooglio.net

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