Re: About NM, email and spam
On Thu, Jul 26, 2001 at 11:08:50PM +1000, Sam Couter wrote:
> I don't think the warning that macros could be virii actually achieves
> anything. Users just hit the "Yeah, whatever" button and get infected
> anyway. Hitting those buttons becomes a reflex with no thought at all.
Well, at least they tried. Personally I do stop and think about it when
opening Word and Excel documents that warn me about macros. Usually I
disable them, and if I find that the document actually does have some
useful macros, reopen it.
> I think the proper solution is to quit blurring the line between word
> processor and development environment / scripting host. Or at a minimum,
> running the macros in a secure sandbox so the damage they can do is
Actually, I think it's useful to have some macro capability in Excel in
particular. But it should be in some sort of protective environment which
means it can't do much damage.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>