Microsoft warns of Word attacks

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  1. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    Computerworld Article by Gregg Keizer.​
     
  2. cheater87

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    This is why people use programs like Open Office. :p
     
  3. funkydude

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    Why? Reduced functionality for what? Lower amount of published exploits means it's more secure right? :D

    The only reason I ever used OO was because it was free, I replaced it with '07 when I got a really cheap steal discount.
     
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    No, it's not. Most people using OpenOffice (or Microsoft Office, for that matter) aren't even aware of what security vulnerabilities are, or that vulnerabilities of any type even exist in software.

    Most people simply make a choice: I won't use illegal software, because OpenOffice is all I need. Others, simply cannot afford, due to legal reasons, to use illegal software, and if they can't afford the legitimate versions, they use open source software, due to licensing nature.

    I compare OpenOffice vs Microsoft Office to GIMP vs Photoshop. If you truly need it for your work, there's no comparison. I can do things with Photoshop I cannot with GIMP. I can do things with GIMP that I can do with Photoshop. I do things with Photoshop that GIMP won't even be able to load, because it lacks features.

    I'm pretty sure those who truly make a massive use of Office applications truly know the differences between one and the other.

    Saying that people use one or the other due to security/other vulnerability knowledge isn't very realistic. ;)
     
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    You got that right.... :)
     
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