Warning to openoffice.org, Open Office users!
As of yesterday, my system has been compromised and I've sourced it back to Java and Open Office. As usual I updated my Java when prompted by the auto updater. Pretty sure the update was not a legit Java update and it was somehow made to look like a legit Java update provoked by Open Office.. not really sure. I had an application called softbin, running under openoffice which would try to use iexplorer, launching it and trying to connect. I don't use iexplorer... First thing it tried to disable my windows firwall. Tried to uninstall iexplorer and it would not let me delete, kept telling me an application was using the file, which was tracked back to softbin. I could not delete my connection wizard either, had to stop all processes related to these files before I could delete them... having some serious issues! Also had another Admin account appear.. all in the last day.
This is a pretty good one.. whatever it is, a full thorough archive deep virus scan last night did not pick up any virus, using Avast. Say I'm paranoid.. but creating a login for this site is giving someone?? lots of info about operating system.. OpenOffice version.. email.. passwords, (hope no one uses the same login/email passes for message forums) Should you be infected and not know it, you have essentially given someone some valuable compromising information, maybe the pass is not the same but they can compile your information with your email, and cross reference with any website you may have visited or registered to with the same email address.
For now I'm shutting down my java.. and open office, hoping the issues will be addressed. It's too bad so many web apps require java framework installed, but I don't ever want to go that deep into my system to remove apps.. exe's etc.. which launch on their own.. I'm sure this isn't over!!
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