Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

[News] [Rival] Microsoft Admits Microsoft Office Can't be Secured (File Formats to Blame)

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Admits Microsoft Office Can't be Secured (File Formats to Blame)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 22:23:33 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.9
Hash: SHA1

Microsoft admits it can't stop Office file format hacks

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft's plan to "sandbox" Office documents in the next version of its 
| application suite is an admission that the company can't keep hackers from 
| exploiting file format bugs, a security analyst said today.  



Excel criticized over ODF interoperability

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft has come under fire for spreadsheet interoperability issues in its
| latest release of Office 2007 SP2, but the company said it is an issue
| inherent in ODF (Open Document Format) 1.1.
| The software giant released last week the second service pack for Office
| 2007, which provides support for documents saved in the ODF 1.1 format.


Disputes over ODF spreadsheet interoperability

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft's release of Open Document Format (ODF) support in Service Pack 2
| for Office 2007 has triggered a war of words over the handling of spreadsheet
| formulas. Rob Weir has posted the results of his interoperability testing of
| various applications which claim ODF compatibility. Weir's results show
| Microsoft ODF support as failing on spreadsheet tests with nearly all other
| applications.



Microsoft admits Swedish employee promised incentives for Open XML support

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft Corp. admitted Wednesday that an employee at its Swedish subsidiary
| offered monetary compensation to partners for voting in favor of the Office
| Open XML document format's approval as an ISO standard.  


Corrupt countries were more likely to support the OOXML document format

,----[ Quote ]
| Is this just a random coincidence? The median of the CPI index of the above
| mentioned 70 countries is 3.95. Of the most corrupted half (CPI index less
| than 3.95) 23 or 77% voted for approval (approval or approval with comments)
| and 7 or 23% for disapproval; 5 abstained. Of the least corrupted half (CPI
| index more than 3.95) 13 or 54% voted for approval and 11 or 46% voted for
| disapproval; 11 abstained - see the table below.      

Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index