• Hacker finds security breach in Microsoft Office that leads to taking control of macOS

    From Arlen Holder@arlenholder@newmachine.com to comp.sys.mac.apps,comp.sys.mac.advocacy on Fri Aug 7 14:08:49 2020
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.mac.apps

    All verbatim
    (Apologists: please at least _read_ the article before disputing facts!)

    "Wardle was able to gain access to the computer with just a simple
    Office document containing malicious codes."

    o Hacker finds security breach in Microsoft Office that leads to taking control of macOS, now patched
    <https://9to5mac.com/2020/08/05/hacker-finds-security-breach-in-microsoft-office-that-leads-to-taking-control-of-macos-now-patched/>

    "By creating a file that starts with the $ character, malicious codes
    can break the Microsoft Office sandbox to access any other part of the
    operating system."

    "He created a file in SLK format to bypass the macOS security system."

    "These security breaches are now fixed with the latest version of
    Microsoft Office for Mac and macOS Catalina 10.15.3. However, it can
    still affect users who don't regularly install software updates.

    Microsoft told Vice that the company is in constant discussions with
    Apple to identify and solve problems like this one found by Wardle."
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    Apologists: Read the article before you brazenly claim all facts are wrong (because you _hate_ what Apple is so you deny everything you don't like.)
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