Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Aug 2006 18:12 UTC
Features, Office OpenOffice.org has hit back at claims that the alternative office applications suite is riddled with security holes. Researchers at the French Ministry of Defense say that OpenOffice is subject to security weaknesses that make it at least as susceptible to computer viruses as the commercial, more widely used, Microsoft Office.
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RE[6]: friggin obvious
by DrillSgt on Thu 17th Aug 2006 14:09 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: friggin obvious"
DrillSgt
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2005-12-02

"That's just not true at all. I only need to take Evolution to see you're wrong. Get a clue !
Evolution never asks you what to do with a file, it has a default action when you click on it, and allows choice of actions through a drop menu box."


Just because it is not an "OK" button doesn;t make it any different. I do have a clue thanks, and have used Evolution, quite extensively for a time. Before you flame get an idea. Having a drop down if choices is the same thing, whether you want to admit it or not.

Actually the email clients I use regularaly are Outlook, Evolution, Kmail, Thunderbird, Mozilla, and Pine, as I support all of these. Outlook does not allow scripts to execute without intervention, if it does you have tweaked and broken it, as there are registry hacks that will allow that. You are correct that Linux users do not catch virus from clicking something, however they do run scripts. Just because it has not been done, does not mean it can not. I have written a script that when run will hose a linux machine, all the person has to do is enter the root password. Guess what, people will do it. I know windows and some of it's applications have all kinds of faults, which is the reason I have all the windows machines locked down. I don't even let people install thier own software, I have to do it. Luckily the company is small enough.

And thanks for basically calling me an idiot, since you of course don't call Linux users idiots...although you just did.

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