Microsoft battles Word PC virus

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Imhotep, May 27, 2006.

  1. Imhotep

    Imhotep Guest

    "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

    -- Imhotep
     
    Imhotep, May 27, 2006
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