OpenOffice.org: there's no virus

Monday, 5 June 2006, 12:35 AM EST

OpenOffice.org responded Friday to claims in the media that the first virus had been discovered for the open source productivity suite. The group said that macro viruses are possible in any program that supports the feature.

"Macros are a useful part of any office suite, allowing users to automate repetitive tasks," OpenOffice.org's Jacqueline McNally said. "These tasks include potentially destructive actions such as modifying and deleting files, which is why macros are of interest to virus writers."

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