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From Wolf Halton <wolf.hal...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Introduction: Wolf Halton
Date Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:37:16 GMT
Hi Rob,
I do network security, and I am learning to do application security. I
coauthored a penetration testing book for entry-level security people in
2007.  Last year I published some preliminary work on cloud security.

Wolf

On Jun 29, 2011 8:18 AM, "Rob Weir" <apache@robweir.com> wrote:
> 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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