Use Microsoft Word in “Safe Mode”

If you use Microsoft Word… (and NOT OpenOffice? Shame on you!) how can you be safe given the new evil exploit that is unpatched to this day? Well, here’s an article with some tips:

MS-Word in “Safe Mode”

“Because the current attack vector requires that the target is running the admin rights, the implementation of software restriction policies can reduce the effects the attack. Microsoft’s advisory also contains step-by-step instructions for running the vulnerable Word 2002 and Word 2003 in safe mode. The company is recommending that users first disable the Outlook feature to use Word as the default mail editor before changing settings to run Word in safe mode.”

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