Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Cross-platform Computer Worm hits OpenOffice

OpenOffice worm hits Mac, Linux and Windows
According to the Symantec Security Response Web site, the worm is capable of infecting multiple operating system platforms and is spreading.

The advisory said: "A new worm is being distributed within malicious OpenOffice documents. The worm can infect Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X systems. Be cautious when handling OpenOffice files from unknown sources". [...]

OpenOffice is an excellent suite of office applications, I hate to see this happen. Symantec rates the worm as only "Medium Risk", and I've not heard a lot about it, so I'm not sure how serious it is.

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