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Microsoft Releases Office 2008 and 2004 for Mac Updates

 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:08 pm    Post subject: Microsoft Releases Office 2008 and 2004 for Mac Updates Reply with quote

Microsoft Releases Office 2008 and 2004 for Mac Updates
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Posted by: Glenn

Microsoft today released updates for Office 2008 and 2004 for Mac. According to the company, the Microsoft Office 2008 12.1.5 Update contains several improvements to enhance stability, compatibility and performance. In addition, this update includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code. More information about this update can be found here.

The Microsoft Office 2004 11.5.3 Update contains several improvements to enhance stability and performance. It also includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code. More information about this particular update can be found here.



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great here we go again.

Another worthless update.

I am so glad i use open office.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OO 3 is a really nice office suite, but it's not as refined or speedy as iWork '08. I use iWork for everything these days. Guess I'll update Office 2004 on my PPC mini. I can't imagine a 15MB update making much of a difference in stability or performance though.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No not really i have office 2004 on a old g3 ibook and really didn't notice anything.

I think mostly it is for security but considering that we have now had three security updates it looks like microsoft couldn't fix there software to save themselfs.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it me, or is it odd for a word processing program to constantly need so many security updates?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Microsoft Releases Office 2008 and 2004 for Mac Updates Reply with quote

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...this update includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code.

How on earth does a word processor give a robust operating system more holes than a piece of Swiss cheese? Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macros are usually to blame. That's why you should have your security settings set to warn you before opening a document that contains one. Other than that, I don't know what else could cause major damage. Especially on a Mac of all things.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only one i heard of from a web page a few month's ago was about a teacher that gave his students some assignment in hacking. and told them to hack his mac. and all the students where able to get in by using a office backdoor because of program holes.

but i would think that 2008 office would have removed this.
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