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OpenOffice catches macro-virus

Stardust in its eyes
Thu Jun 01 2006, 16:44
THE OPEN SAUCE rival to Vole Office, OpenOffice has come down with its first virus.

Security boffins working for the Kaspersky Lab say the virus, dubbed Stardust, is capable of infecting OpenOffice and StarOffice.

A spokesBoffin told that macro viruses usually infect Microsoft Office applications and this was the first one they had seen for the Open Sauce alternative.

The code is penned in Star Basic. It downloads an image file with adult content from the Internet and opens that file in a new document.

The virus has not been spotted in the wild yet, and has only been shown to Kaspersky as a proof of concept, apparently. µ



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