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Original Air Date: Oct 27, 2014



Powerpoint Attacks


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Hackers have long used common data files like Microsoft Word and Excel to infect victims, generally through e-mail.

By now, it’s been drilled into your head not to open documents and spreadsheets that come as e-mail attachments unless you’re absolutely sure of the source.

Well now you need to add another popular Microsoft product to the watch list: PowerPoint.

Microsoft is warning of a vulnerability in Windows that would allow a malicious Powerpoint file to fully exploit your computer.

They’ve also determined that this exploit is actively being used, so be on the watch.

They’re working on a patch, but in the meantime, they’ve posted a temporary fix online.

Frankly, I stopped using Powerpoint years ago and prefer the free online tools from Prezi.com...that’s spelled P R E Z I

Not only is it a safer way to share presentations, the templates and built in animation make your information more interesting to view.

I’ve posted the links to both the temporary fix and Prezi at DataDoctors.com/radio

https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3010060#FixItForMe

http://prezi.com

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