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Microsoft battles Word PC virus

 
 
Imhotep
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      05-27-2006
"Users are being warned to watch out for booby-trapped documents
Microsoft could release early a patch for a loophole in its Word program
that virus writers are already exploiting.

If users get infected by the virus, attackers could open up a backdoor on
the PC and take over the machine to use it for their own ends.

A fix is due for release in mid-June but Microsoft said it would bring it
forward if the action was "warranted".

Microsoft told users to turn off some Word features in order to protect
themselves."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/5013712.stm

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