virus debunked by experts

Posted by dcparris on Jun 3, 2006 2:42 AM EDT
NewsForge; By Bruce Byfield
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Kaspersky Lab, a manufacturer of anti-virus software, claims to have discovered a macro virus for StarOffice and The claim has received widespread media attention on the Internet as the first of its kind. However, according to experts, the alleged virus is nothing more than the use of a long-existing capability in the StarBasic macro language (also known as OOo Basic). Although the potential for malicious macros exists, they can be easily guarded against.

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