Another Reason to Stick With Word Perfect?
As a lawyer who favors WordPerfect, I enjoyed some smug satisfaction reading Future Lawyer Rick Georges' post on a newly discovered flaw in Microsoft Word. According to this article from Yahoo! News.Monster, the flaw permits the addition of code to Word documents that corrupt the memory of the receiving machine, which permits a hacker to attack the system. Microsoft has issued a warning and advised users not to open unsolicited Word documents received through e-mail.
While Georges' emphatic advice -- USE WORDPERFECT -- makes perfect sense, lawyers' abilities to fully integrate WordPerfect ultimately depends on our clients. I've always preferred WordPerfect, but find myself using Word at least 50 percent of the time to open documents that my clients send. Until we can get more users to convert to WordPerfect, lawyers, like other Word users, will continue to remain vulnerable to these annoying security issues.
Posted by Carolyn Elefant on December 7, 2006 at 07:21 PM | Permalink
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