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Recently there were some reports about a security flaw in some of the MS Office versions. This vulnerability would affect all those who are using MS Office 2003, MS Office 2007 and MS Office 2010 on the Windows XP OS and Server 2003 platforms. Microsoft has taken some measures to address this problem, and has since released a Microsoft Fix It application online, which would provide a temporary solution to the problem.
What exactly is the security flaw in the MS Office applications?
It was reported that there is some kind of previously undetected vulnerability in these MS Office versions. Hackers could very easily take advantage of this flaw and design a virus or malware application that would deliver a corrupted word file to the user’s system. When the user opens this corrupted word file using any of these MS Office applications, a virus or malware would infect the system.
Releasing this information and the Microsoft Fix It solution is not enough, as this would only bring the matter to the hackers’ attention and they could target those users, who have not yet installed the software fix. Microsoft needs to solve this problem automatically through an online update, rather than expecting people to download and install a software fix – which many of them are not likely to do.
Reports suggest that Microsoft is indeed working on such an automatic update for these MS Office applications, but this is taking a bit longer than they thought. In the meantime, the onus is on the MS Office users to download and install the software fix available at the official Microsoft Office website, to protect their system from malware attacks.
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Once the automatic update is ready, when your system is connected online, the Windows OS or MS Office would start the download of this essential update to your system to fix the security. With Microsoft considering ending tech support for many of the old applications and operating systems, those who are using such outdated applications should keep themselves informed about such security alerts and software fix releases from Microsoft.
In fact, it would be a good idea to update your Windows operating system and other MS applications every now and then, to benefit from such updates and software fixes released by Microsoft. This would fix all the technical bugs and security flaws that might be present in your operating system.
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