The WHO Radio Wise Guys
Brian Gongol

Here's how you can protect yourself from the Microsoft Word security problem:
  1. If you receive a Word document by e-mail, don't open it for 6-8 hours. That will help antivirus programs keep up.
  2. Update your antivirus program constantly and scan all Word documents before opening.
  3. Run an alternative word-processor like OpenOffice.
  4. Use alternative file formats like PDF. OpenOffice includes a free PDF maker.
  5. Run your computer on a limited-access account whenever possible.
Microsoft could issue a patch sometime next month, but in the meantime, you're on your own.

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