Feeds

Office 2003 SP2 trashes junk mail

HTML links on phishing email filleted

Protecting against web application threats using SSL

Microsoft yesterday delivered a roll-up of security tweaks with the release of Service Pack 2 for Office 2003. The update is designed to improve the reliability of the latest version of Microsoft's office productivity suite along with support for upgraded applications, security improvements as well as stability and performance improvements.

The Outlook email client component of Office 2003 comes with spam-filtering functions as standard. SP2 brings improved handling of spam emails sent to an Outlook user's junk mail folder. Junk messages are now rendered as plain text, preventing HTML information from being viewed inadvertently. Links also now disabled in "Junk" email messages with SP2. Both enhancement to Outlook are designed to help prevent phishing attacks.

SP2 includes numerous fixes and enhancements for Office applications and servers designed to improve application stability. In a related development, Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003 have been updated to include support for the upcoming releases of SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005. Office 2003 SP2 will be distributed via Microsoft Update and Office update or it's available for customers as a separate download from Microsoft's web site. ®

The next step in data security

More from The Register

next story
New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone
No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux
Multiple desktops and live tiles in restored Start button star in new vids
iOS 8 release: WebGL now runs everywhere. Hurrah for 3D graphics!
HTML 5's pretty neat ... when your browser supports it
Mathematica hits the Web
Wolfram embraces the cloud, promies private cloud cut of its number-cruncher
Google extends app refund window to two hours
You now have 120 minutes to finish that game instead of 15
Intel: Hey, enterprises, drop everything and DO HADOOP
Big Data analytics projected to run on more servers than any other app
Mozilla shutters Labs, tells nobody it's been dead for five months
Staffer's blog reveals all as projects languish on GitHub
SUSE Linux owner Attachmate gobbled by Micro Focus for $2.3bn
Merger will lead to mainframe and COBOL powerhouse
iOS 8 Healthkit gets a bug SO Apple KILLS it. That's real healthcare!
Not fit for purpose on day of launch, says Cupertino
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.