First StarOffice Virus Detected
ince the virus has not been launched with malicious intent yet, a teenager hacker may have written it, said Roel Schouwenberg, senior research engineer for Kaspersky Lab. The virus uses macros to attack the office suite from Sun Microsystems.
Kaspersky is calling the virus "Stardust." Viruses using macros are rarely seen anymore since simply shutting off a program's macro feature stops them, Schouwenberg said. Macros can be used to automate certain tasks within a document, such as repeated calculations on a spreadsheet....
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