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Offline polonus

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OpenOffice.org less secure say French
« on: July 19, 2006, 03:18:39 PM »
Hi malwware fighters,

OpenOffice.org has the same functionality now as its MS counterpart. But in one aspect it lacks behind security, the enormous speed to add features make the developers loose out on security. Read here:

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060718-7288.html

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Re: OpenOffice.org less secure say French
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2006, 03:33:01 PM »
MS had 2 flaws lately, one in Word and another in PowerPoint documents.
OpenOffice had none of such problems to date. So whats more secure ::)
Last theoretical problem was that macro thing but MS Office uses macros too and they are always potential danger to system either way.
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Re: OpenOffice.org less secure say French
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2006, 07:33:07 PM »
I think this is a hoax... at least, the macro problem.
I mean, the Open Office has the same features about 'secure' macros than Microsoft.

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In some instances, malevolent macros were considered to be secure by the open-source package, and as a result, users were not informed when they were executed. This was in contrast to Office, which barrages users with warnings each time a document with macros is opened.


It's absolutely the same, the same as MS...
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Re: OpenOffice.org less secure say French
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2006, 09:21:48 PM »
Hi malware fighters,

But all Office documents have vulnerabilities. This is demonstrated by the latest PowerPoint hole, that was used with "spear phishing" to be utilised for corporal espeionage.
Read here:
http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-3513_7-6556007.html?part=rss&subj=edfeat&tag=Security+Watch%3A+Zero-day+Wednesdays

So if you are working in a firm, take care before you open Office Documents, and live up to the rules of your particular security policy. Some of these surroundings are rather strict, only screen, keyboard and local hub (nothing to tinker with or you must learn to program by heart and on the fly). No traffic allowed from outward for employees inward, all mails to been validated and then all  remaining mails deleted every Monday morning. Written rules to abide by, and last but no least only access to those protocols and programs you cannot do without for your job, nothing else, all blocked.

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Re: OpenOffice.org less secure say French
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2006, 09:29:57 PM »
But all Office documents have vulnerabilities...
What drives me mad is that people start bashing OpenOffice when MS Office is a swiss cheese on vulnerability...
Worse: do they know OpenOffice has the SAME protection with macros as MS Office?
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Re: OpenOffice.org less secure say French
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2006, 03:28:15 AM »
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These PowerPoint Trojans are not broadcast, scattershot, across the Internet like the large-scale virus attacks we've all grown to expect during the summer.
Just a quote from the article. This one unlike most, effects mostly corporations.
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