Re: melissa and her daughters

Bryan Moss (
Wed, 7 Apr 1999 16:14:41 +0100

Spike Jones wrote:
> Mostly I see Microsloth is at fault for not lifting a
> corporate finger to secure word macros against just such a
> thing. As Peter McCluskey pointed out, the concept virus
> was known, a loooong time ago, yet, as far as I know,
> Microsloth is stillll shipping Word with macros enabled, a
> feature which will be used by few, but is a dangerously
> efficient superhighway for creating and spreading malicious
> code.

The following dialog appears when you try to load macros into Word 97. "The document you are opening contains macros or customizations. Some macros may contain viruses that could harm your computer. If you are sure this document is from a trusted source, click Enable Macros. If you are not sure and want to prevent any macros from running, click Diable Macros." The "Disable Macros" button is highlighted by default.