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ConsortiumInfo: StarOffice Attracts its First Virus (And the Press Notices)

Jun 03, 2006, 05:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"On further reading, it appears that this bit o' malware has hit only StarOffice, not OpenOffice. So while the conclusion may (or may not) be correct to say it can be adapted to hit OpenOffice, it's a stretch to assume that it was 'created to demonstrate that an OpenOffice virus is possible.' If that was the goal, why not _start_ by hitting an OpenOffice user, eh?

"Be that as it may, and as you may recall, only a week ago I did an article about the Word Trojan, and how the press reported it. Through this new hack on StarOffice we can now see how the press reports an equally (or less) insignificant attack on one version ODF compliant software..."

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