July 16, 2001
Microsoft racing to patch Outlook flaw
Author: JT Smith
Last Friday, bug hunter Georgi Guninski unearthed a security flaw with Microsoft's Office XP that could allow attackers to view another party's e-mail and manipulate program data and content on their computer. Bad enough on its own, but apparently this vulnerability also affects Office 2000 and Office 98. You can thank an ActiveX feature for the problems. More information from The Register's report.