Re: Word macro CREATES viruses?

Subject: Re: Word macro CREATES viruses?
From: John Lancaster <trapper -at- IPA -dot- NET>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 1997 14:40:19 -0500

A glitch? I don't think so. But those malicious souls have been passing along viruses (virii...:>) in word document macros for some time. It's just another case of them taking advantage of the characteristics of a program to destroy a bit more.

trapper

John Lancaster, Freelance Business/Technical Writer
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Sent: Saturday, October 04, 1997 2:10 PM
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Subject: Word macro CREATES viruses?

This is the kind of thing I would usually dismiss, but it
appeared in Computerworld, Sept 29, 1997, page one:

"...many new virus strains that could damage user documents
aren't the handiwork of malicious hackers but the result
of a glitch in Microsoft Word, many industry observers say.
And that means more ways for destructive code to get into
Word documents potentially undetected. That's because
most antivirus software can block and clean only known
viruses."

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