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Harvesting Private Data via MS Word?

Posted on 11/20/09 12:34 PM by Get Schooled in Microsoft, in New Horizons Computer Learning Center, in security, in Word, in privacy, in protect online files, in Tips & Tricks

Did you know that Word documents can contain hidden information that can provide clues to your identity and information of people you e-mailed a file to using Outlook. Older versions of Word even retain logs of the last ten people who revised the document, including their e-mail addresses which are easily harvested. Unrevised versions of your text may also be hidden in your files. Microsoft has a "Remove Hidden Data" tool on its Web site, but its not easy to use and it doesn't remove all the info.

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