[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/12/H68raj.jpg[/newsimage]Microsoft has certainly seen its share of security vulnerabilities this year, and the latest threat making the rounds is targeting Word users on Windows systems, the company warned this week. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-word-trojan-virus-attacks-spotted-in-the-wild-38381/](http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-word-trojan-virus-attacks-spotted-in-the-wild-38381/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
Or, if you don’t like Oracle but want “big company” support, there is Lotus Symphony: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/products/symphony/
And there is the community-driven Libre Office: http://www.documentfoundation.org/download/
A good fix, use Word Viewer and set that to open word docs, then RUN word when you actually want to edit something - or use a context menu tool to add a rightclick “edit in Word” option.
Word Viewer is (afaik) immune to macro exploits, as it doesn’t do macros.
This seems to be not a macro exploit.
But at least MS thinks the viewers are not affected:
If users would configure Windows Update correctly, there would be no issues. The patch was put out there on November 9th, the ifrst articile that I have seen regarding the virus in the wild was from MYCe today - maybe a day or 2 ago.
Microsoft cannot protect users from their own ineptness.