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OpenOffice worm hits Mac, Linux and Windows

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Malware targeting OpenOffice documents is spreading through multiple operating systems including Mac OS, Windows and Linux, according to Symantec.

According to an advisory posted on the Symantec Security Response Web site this morning, a worm capable of infecting multiple operating system platforms has started to spread.

The advisory said: "A new worm is being distributed within malicious OpenOffice documents. The worm can infect Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X systems. Be cautious when handling OpenOffice files from unknown sources".

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