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Offline StreakInTheSky

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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2006, 12:24:42 AM »
I have word 2002, but the only documents I ever open with it are ones I create, so I'm not too worried.

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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2006, 01:33:10 AM »
zomg take my essaysss!!! just take emmmM!!! >_<"

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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2006, 01:57:46 AM »
Just one vulnerability? :D :D :D

Isn't it strange that M$ only discovers vulnerabilities in their software right before launching new versions? I mean, this vulnerability has been in there since 2001 (it says it affects Word 2002), and they discover it right before launching Office 2007? What are the "security patches" for then?

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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2006, 03:05:22 AM »
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Just one vulnerability? :D :D :D
 
Isn't it strange that M$ only discovers vulnerabilities in their software right before launching new versions? I mean, this vulnerability has been in there since 2001 (it says it affects Word 2002), and they discover it right before launching Office 2007? What are the "security patches" for then?
lol, that's what I was thinking.
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2006, 03:07:27 AM »
I use Word07.. haha so *shrugs*.. but that is MS for you.
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2006, 03:55:22 AM »
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Well, you get what you pay for.  Wait, what?

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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2006, 07:52:05 AM »
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Just one vulnerability? :D :D :D

Isn't it strange that M$ only discovers vulnerabilities in their software right before launching new versions? I mean, this vulnerability has been in there since 2001 (it says it affects Word 2002), and they discover it right before launching Office 2007? What are the "security patches" for then?

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And don't forget: Mac versions are also effected... wait a sec. Apple Mac's kan have these kind of problems?? No way!

(In other news Apple's iTunes has a scripting vulnerability, so has Flash and Adobe reader)

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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2006, 11:29:43 AM »
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The vulnerability affects Word 2000...


d´oh^^
Damn I use this program quite often ...
Hope my Bitdefender ownz that Hacker bitches :O

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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2006, 11:59:33 AM »
Wow what a shocker yet another "accidental" security flaw in a Micro$uck programme.
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« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2006, 05:38:18 PM »
You could try Open Office at http://www.openoffice.org/ for a free, open source alternative to Microsoft Office.  I use this at home, and I haven't noticed any real problems with it for my purposes at home.  At work, it's a little different, and I do have Microsoft Office there.  But work also decided to block incoming Word attachments temporarily until some workaround to this hole can be put in place.  Interestingly enough, I've heard that there is no exploit for the hole, either in the wild or proof of concept, so currently, no damage can be done.  *shrug*  I don't know if that's true though, I only heard about the existence of the hole.

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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2006, 07:20:20 AM »
Somebody has been copying to much: OpenOffice 2.1 seems to crash on it also :)

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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2006, 08:46:18 AM »
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I have word 2002, but the only documents I ever open with it are ones I create, so I'm not too worried.

Yeah same here, I hardly ever download documents, so I think I'm good :o

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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2007, 06:33:57 AM »
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Somebody has been copying to much: OpenOffice 2.1 seems to crash on it also :)


Perhaps that is true, but the difference here is that bug fixes for OO will likely come quickly and be easy to get.

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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2007, 08:31:04 AM »
Hahahahaha
PLEASE

Someone hacking into a Macintosh? DUDE WTF

That gave me a good laugh :lol:

Also, I don't use Word. I don't like it.
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