Security flaw found in Microsoft Word will be patched today

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    Becky Webmistress Administrator

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    It has been revealed that scammers have been using a security flaw in Microsoft Word to send malware to users via email, which can then be used to target online banking login details. According to a spokesperson from Microsoft, this vulnerability will be patched today. BBC News has more:


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    Hopefully now completely up to date although I did have to manually download an update for MS Word which involved having to use the original Office CD. :confused:

    Having looked at the MS website and info from Proofpoint I'm not sure what the word "Weaponisation" means. :confused:

    Also the update that I seem to have needed was Update for Office 2003 (KB907417) which seems to have been available since 2007. Why was this not included in the Automatic Updates I have been getting over the years? :confused::confused:

    I feel as though I've no idea what is going on here. :D
     
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    muckshifter I'm not weird, I'm a limited edition. Moderator

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    don't feel bad, nor do Microsoft. :)
     
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    We're sitting on a planet that's spinning on its own axis as it zooms around the Solar System, and that Solar System is zooming around a galaxy that itself is zooming around the Universe.

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    nivrip Yorkshire Cruncher

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    Yes, I understand that bit !!!

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    I've got a tweet for that! https://twitter.com/cunningcosmos/status/810843785001398273
     
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