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First StarOffice, OpenOffice Virus Found

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Security researchers may have found the first known virus for StarOffice and OpenOffice.org. According to a Kaspersky Lab researcher, the exploit is known as a "macro virus," previously only known to infect Microsoft Office applications.

Kaspersky researchers have named the new virus ’Stardust.’ "Stardust is the first virus I know of which is theoretically capable of infecting StarOffice and/or OpenOffice," researcher ’Kostya’ wrote Tuesday. "It’s written in Star Basic. It downloads an image file (with adult content) from the Internet and then opens this file in a new document."

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