Hackers attack Microsoft PowerPoint

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Boston, May 13: Software giant Microsoft Corp said that hackers are seeking to attack users of its PowerPoint presentation software for Windows PCs and released patches to protect them against the threat.

The firm defined the threat as 'critical', the most severe on the scale by which it ranks vulnerabilities to its software. Symantec Corp, the world's top security software maker said that hackers are seeking to exploit the vulnerability in PowerPoint by persuading the intended victim to open a tainted PowerPoint file that they either download from a Website or receive in an email.

"At that point, the attacker would then have complete control over everything the user's account has permission to do on the system," said Alfred Huger, a senior researcher with Symantec.

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