Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Sep 2007 21:15 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft is making the third service pack for Office 2003 available for free download Sept. 18, which the company says strengthens the product's defenses against malicious software. "While SP3 will be available as a free download on Sept. 18, customers will also begin to get notified of its availability via Microsoft's AutoUpdate over the next few weeks," a Microsoft spokesperson told eWEEK.
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RE[2]: Security my @$$
by gregk on Thu 20th Sep 2007 03:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Security my @$$"
gregk
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2006-03-13

From the paper:"Legacy file formats created using Microsoft Office programs are also disabled by default ..."

You might want to actually read an article before you comment on it.

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RE[3]: Security my @$$
by BrianH on Thu 20th Sep 2007 23:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Security my @$$"
BrianH Member since:
2005-07-06

That refers to the "File Block" feature. The "Legacy file formats" in question that are disabled by default if you enable File Block are those of Office 97 and earlier. You can use File Block to disable OOXML files too, if you set it that way.

The MOICE security feature depends on the Office 2007 compatibility pack being installed separately, and will not work if the compatibility pack is not installed. File Block may also not work, as it might require MOICE.

Office 2007 file format compatibility is not installed with Office 2003 SP3 - I have confirmed this myself.

Edited 2007-09-20 23:05

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