Archive | September 3, 2003

Week 36: Microsoft Security Bulletins 34, 35, 36, 37, 38

Microsoft must be back from their Labor Day break, and they catch up today with five, that’s right, count ’em, five security
bulletins. Office related, primarily using VBA, but read the CNET
article and the Microsoft links for full details. Some seem to revolve
around opening attachments – please don’t do this, folks! – but, if
Word is your email editor, it could be compromised by opening and
replying or forwarding a document. If Word is your email editor, turn
it off.

And get those patches.

Office users at risk from ‘critical’ flaw.
Microsoft issues another herd of vulnerability reports, including a
“critical” security hole in numerous Office applications that could let
a hacker take control of a PC.” Posted at CNET

Have ‘puter, WhilBlog

Whil’s blogging, albeit without tools yet. Whil Hentzen, famed
publisher of the Hentzenwerke Publishing Group, author, FoxTalk journal
editor, speaker, Microsoft “Most Valuable Professional,” first “FoxPro
Lifetime Acheivement Award” winner, and host of the Great Lakes Great Database Workshop, has started a blog on the rightmost column of the homepage of Hentzenwerke Publishing.

A web log in the true definition of the term, with HTML markup in his
web site tool of choice, and no ability for subscriptions, permalinks
or comments. Yet. Still, a good first step. Perhaps he’ll attend my
session on “Simple Internet Subscriptions with VFP and XML” for some pointers on developing his own RSS feed.

A disclaimer for the few of you who might not know: Hentzenwerke has
published my last several books, and I’ve worked with them as author,
tech editor and PDF-tweaker.

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