|Attackers Exploit PowerPoint Flaw|
|Robert McMillan (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Fri, 14 Jul 2006 15:12:46 -0500
Robert McMillan, IDG News Service|
Attackers have found another hole in Microsoft's Office products.
The hackers behind this attack are using the same techniques that were
"It's similar to the pattern we've seen over he past few months where
Cole believes that the same hackers may be behind all three
As with the Word and Excel attacks, this latest malware is not
This PowerPoint attack was discovered late Wednesday by a Symantec
The backdoor program tries to cover its tracks, by writing over the
Office is fast becoming the target of choice for hackers.
Microsoft patched a total of 12 Office vulnerabilities on Tuesday, but
Microsoft is investigating the vulnerability, says Stephen Toulouse, a
Symantec is studying it as well. The security vendor said it does not
Copyright 2006 PC World Communications, Inc.
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