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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Securing Open Office
Date Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:19:07 GMT
On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 7:07 PM, Kirby, Wayne
<ROBERT.WAYNE.KIRBY@saic.com> wrote:
> Good evening.
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> Is there a guidance document to secure Open Office?
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Hi -- OpenOffice is configured to be suitable for most users right
out-of-the-box.  For example. macro security is set to require
confirmation before executing unsigned/untrusted macros.

As you probably know, making a configuration "secure" is not a binary
on/off thing.  It starts with understanding what your risks are, based
on your usage patterns and threat assessments, and mitigating those
risks.  For example, some are concerned only about executable code in
documents, aka "macros", while others are worried about data leakage
in the form of personal information in documents.  There are things
you can do to mitigate these risks, but there is no
"one-size-fits-all" set of hardening recommendations that would be
correct for all users.

But in general you'll want to look at the configuration options under
Tools/Options/OpenOffice/Security.  The help files (press F1 to bring
up help) explains the operation of these options.

Regards,

-Rob

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