First StarOffice/OpenOffice Virus!
So… does this mean that OpenOffice and StarOffice are getting enough “market penetration” to be targeted by virus writers? Well, maybe. But, it IS interesting to note that this is the FIRST virus that attacks OpenOffice. Can we say the same of Microsoft Office?
First Virus that Attacks OpenOffice and StarOffice Found
“Labeled ‘Stardust’ by Kaspersky, based in Woburn, Mass., the virus exists only as a proof-of-concept attack at this point, according to the company, which said it has not had any reports of security exploits related to the threat, or of versions of the program that have been launched into the wild with malicious intent.”
So, it is not “in the wild” yet… but let’s be careful out there anyway!