Monday, May 22, 2006

Be careful with Word today, and be careful with attachments anyday

There's news of a new vulnerability in Word, and there's as yet no patch. For many in business, that could be important, for Word seems so broadly used, although the Internet Storm Center at SANS seems to put more perspective on the situation as currently very focused on one targeted organization.

The Internet Storm Center offers some seemingly worthwhile advice, including, "Attacks like that will use very plausible messages. Create some examples to re-emphasize this fact. 'What if you receive a message from a customer you know, referencing a project you are working on, that includes a Word document'. Teach users to double check out of band. "Do not open the document before calling the customer".

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