18 July 2006


An interesting report from the French Ministry of Defence, that OpenOffice.org may have neglected some security issues in its headlong rush to achieve parity with Microsoft Office. The problem seems to lie with macros, and frankly, I'm not surprised. I never use them, and I really think that anyone who does is asking for trouble. A word processor is for, you know, processing words; it does not need to pass the Turing Test.

Still, this is the kind of stuff that's easily fixed with the odd huge window marked "Danger: do not run this macro" every five seconds. (Via in Ars Technica.)

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