Publisher 2007 Flaw Detected

Publisher 2007 flaw could allow attacker to take control of a system. EEye claims that the flaw could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a system at the same privilege level as the logged-in user. Effectively this would allow an attacker to take control of a system running Windows XP. But it causes … Read more

ODF converter for Word released

As I posted earlier Microsoft just announced release of the promised ODF converter. Developers of the open source project to produce a translator between OpenDocument format (ODF) and Open XML document formats announced the completion of the 1.0 release of the technology. The completed Open XML Translator enables conversion of documents from one format to … Read more

Microsoft to release ODF translator for Word

A Microsoft-sponsored open-source project is expected on Friday to release a translator that will convert file formats between Microsoft Office and rival standard OpenDocument, or ODF. Microsoft started the project at SourceForge last year, relying on three partners to develop the code that lets a user open and save word processor documents in two different … Read more

Vista Speech Recognition Hole

An issue has been identified publicly where an attacker could use the speech recognition capability of Windows Vista to cause the system to take undesired actions. While this is possible there are a number of factors that make this “attack” very hard to pull off. In order for the attack to be successful, the targeted … Read more