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Re: Microsoft Releases 3 'Critical' Fixes Tuesday

Linc Madison (
11 Jul 2007 10:55:19 -0700

In article <>, Associated Press News
Wire <> wrote:

> Microsoft Corp. published six security fixes -- half of them rated
> "critical" -- in its regularly scheduled software update Tuesday.

> One of the updates targets a vulnerability in the company's
> spreadsheet program, Excel, that could let hackers break into a PC if
> its user opened a tainted spreadsheet.

It really seems to me that you would have to TRY to write a
spreadsheet program that allows someone to remotely take control of
your computer without your knowledge. Microsoft works hard to live up
to its reputation for writing software that may incidentally perform
some useful function as it fulfills its primary purpose of giving
malware authors fertile ground for their latest code.

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