Re: Microsoft Releases 3 'Critical' Fixes Tuesday

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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