Archive for the tag 'PowerPoint'

May 08 2009

Alert: May 12th is “Patch Tuesday”

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May 12th is “Patch Tuesday,” the day Microsoft traditionally issues security updates. Adobe is also issuing a patch for Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The sole Microsoft patch fixes a “critical” flaw in PowerPoint. “Critical” means it’s a big deal. In this case, opening a maliciously crafted PowerPoint presentation could allow an attacker to execute code […]

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Apr 03 2009

Alert: Powerpoint flaw used for Trojan attacks

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A newly discovered Powerpoint flaw is being exploited “in the wild” to install malicious software on victim’s machines. The exploit relies on tricking users into opening an infected email attachment or opening an infected PowerPoint file hosted on a web site. All major antivirus vendors should have protection in place by now. Still, the usual […]

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