Microsoft cracks down on file format attacks

File format attacks exploit the integrity of a file, and occur when the structure of a file is modified with the intent of adding malicious code. The MS Office 2010 file validation tool scans and validates Office files for malformed data before they are opened by users. Microsoft has extended the Office 2010 tool designed to detect file format exploits to certain Office 2007 and 2003 editions. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/254359,microsoft-cracks-down-on-file-format-attacks.aspx

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