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From Rob Weir <apa...@robweir.com>
Subject Re: Introduction: Wolf Halton
Date Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:18:12 GMT
Hi Wolf,

Welcome to the project.

What kind of security work do you do?

One thing we have not discussed on this list, is security.  As we all
know, Microsoft Office has been a vector for security exploits for
many years, with macro viruses, etc.  They presence of  mobile code in
the form of macros, embedded in documents that are mailed around,
combined with the ubiquity of MS Office, this makes it an attractive
target.

If we're successful with Apache OpenOffice, and it grows to have a
much larger market share, then it is reasonable to expect that it will
also become attractive to crackers.   We should be planning for this,
and make such enhancements in OO that will help users (and corporate
IT departments) manage these risks.

Regards,

-Rob

On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 12:22 AM, Wolf Halton <wolf.halton@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Y'all!
> I have been a user and evangelist of openoffice.org since star office
> appeared. I am a security specialist, linux engineer and tech school
> instructor.  I develop and manage web sites as well, and am a python and web
> programmer.
>
> Wolf Halton
>

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