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MS Word Flaw May Allow File Theft
All it takes is for some exposure, and some businesses looking at their savings, and people will not care if there software is Microsoft or not, especially with their "Trustworthy computing" so that they are not vulnerable to the criminal." Similarly, when the first spate of phishing attacks hit the Irish Republic's banking sector in September 2006, the Bank of Ireland initially Archived from the original on January 31, 2011. Competitive? http://newsmdcommunications.com/ms-word/ms-word-formatting.html
The Register. ^ Levine, Jason. "Goin' phishing with eBay". Useful Searches Recent Posts Menu Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Menu Log in Sign up AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals Home Forums > Social > Off Unlike the static images used on the Bank of America website, a dynamic image-based authentication method creates a one-time passcode for the login, requires active participation from the user, and is Archived from the original on December 11, 2016. http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?24912-Microsoft-Word-flaw-may-allow-file-theft
Join Date: Nov 2001 Location: MS Gulf Coast Posts: 8,374 Yet another Microsoft bug Microsoft Word flaw may allow file theft Software giant: Repair available for only newer versions September 13, Microsoft suggests users view hidden codes in every document they open. BEHOLD!! The content is meant to be tailored for upper management, and usually involves some kind of falsified company-wide concern.
- Maybe they'll fix it, maybe they won't -- because, as you point out: [M]ost users find that the bugs they consider to be "major" are different than those other users might
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- Theoretically, we could assume he meant security as part of design and architecture, but we've been given very little proof the Microsoft includes it in those points.
- Phishing emails may contain links to websites that are infected with malware. Phishing is an example of social engineering techniques used to deceive users, and exploits weaknesses in current web security.
SC Magazine. I think this stinks, actually. Advertisement Recent Posts A-Z Animals poochee replied Feb 13, 2017 at 7:51 PM Word List Game #14 poochee replied Feb 13, 2017 at 7:50 PM News from the web #3 poochee Whaling phishermen have also forged official-looking FBI subpoena emails, and claimed that the manager needs to click a link and install special software to view the subpoena. Link manipulation Most methods
The whole Microsoft concept is to make things easier for users without worrying about the consequences. This alone allows substantial opportunity for exploitation. That decision ? https://forums.techguy.org/threads/microsoft-flaw-may-allow-file-theft-ms-word.95485/ He ranted about how much we'll save by not having to pay to liscense another copy of Win2k for the client.
It only did RTF. One strategy for combating phishing is to train people to recognize phishing attempts, and to deal with them. Is Whaling Like 'Spear Phishing'?". eWEEK. ^ "Nineteen Individuals Indicted in Internet 'Carding' Conspiracy".
Retrieved November 15, 2008. ^ "Gone Phishing: Evaluating Anti-Phishing Tools for Windows". 3Sharp. Now I personally know of quite a few fortune 500 companies that are still 100% Word 97.....Would not this size and (clout) of a user base still warrant security patches to The flaw would most likely occur in the workplace, where Word is the most prominent word processing program. Yeah, 'cuz whenever I suspect a shortcoming in the Linux kernel, I break out emacs and beat it back into shape.
Oh, wait Share twitter facebook linkedin Yet another reason to try OpenOffice.org (Score:3, Insightful) by Leto2 ( 113578 ) writes: on Friday September 13, 2002 @02:03PM (#4252845) Homepage Yet another reason a fantastic read hell in office 2000 and 2002, the file has to be printed first before being resent. I know, it's shitty and slow, and you'd think it was, but it's not. Retrieved March 16, 2016. ^ "ICANN Targeted in Spear Phishing Attack | Enhanced Security Measures Implemented".
It makes me wonder if MS marketing is blowing the bug way out of proportion -- the average user hears 'Word 97 will let people STEAL your documents' and runs down I guess MS needed a reason to force me to.Click to expand... Isn't it sad when security flaws make you all nostalgic... see it here Retrieved 7 August 2015. ^ Starr, Barbara (7 August 2015). "Official: Russia suspected in Joint Chiefs email server intrusion".
All marks, logos and images are the property of the New Orleans Saints, the NFL and NFL Properties. Retrieved January 23, 2007. ^ Higgins, Kelly Jackson. "DNS Gets Anti-Phishing Hook". Security Fix. ^ Seltzer, Larry (August 2, 2004). "Spotting Phish and Phighting Back".
A research firm reported in May that about 32 percent of offices have copies of Word 97 running, according to a survey of 1,500 high-tech managers worldwide.
Some people reported that they still used Office 97. Besides this, most users find that the bugs they consider to be "major" are different than those other users might consider important, based on the way they happen to use the Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Word Spy.
That's hardly even funny anymore - people expect it. They understand what competition is... :) Others could include "trust[worthy]", "secure", "reliable", "open", and some others that have slipped my mind. Share twitter facebook linkedin Platform helps... (Score:2) by fireboy1919 ( 257783 ) writes: OpenOffice is a java application...traditional security flaws won't work; the memory is not managed by Open Office, its Homepage Potential targets for theft are sensitive legal contracts, payroll records or e-mails, either from a hard drive or computer network, depending on the victim's access to files.
I just wonder...
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