How Microsoft Office And OpenOffice Can Compromise The Privacy Of Your Files

Why MS Office and OpenOffice can compromise the privacy

When you think of threats that may compromise your encrypted personal, or business files, the last thing that comes to mind is the popular document editors you regularly handle your docs with. However, the working mechanisms of these applications may pose just as much privacy threats to your files as evil-minded cyber-crooks operating from Russia, or China do.

Case in point, the auto-recovery feature in MS Office and OpenOffice. By default, the apps save copies of docs you are working on to your computer’s hard drive in every 10-15 minutes so that your unsaved edits can be rescued if there is a system crash, power failure, or an application crash.

Read More