Worried about the major new security problem with Microsoft Office 98? Guess what – it’s neither new nor limited to Office. Geoff Duncan explores this long-standing security issue and explains how to work around it. Also this week, Jerry Kindall reports on the astonishing feats at this year’s MacHack, and we have news about new installer tools, The Tilery 4.0, ACTION Files 1.1, an important update for Norton AntiVirus 5.0, and finding TidBITS staff at Macworld Expo.
Norton AntiVirus 5.01 Update for Mac OS 8.1 -- Symantec has released a free version 5.01 patch for English and International English versions of Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 5.0
New Installer Versions Arrive -- Aladdin Systems and MindVision Software have released new versions of their popular installer programs. New features in Aladdin's InstallerMaker 5.0 include hierarchical packages, the capability to download and install files from the Web, and the capability to apply settings directly to items within folders in the installer archive
The Tilery 4.0 Squares Off -- Rick Holzgrafe of Semicolon Software last week released The Tilery 4.0, the latest version of his $15 shareware desktop launcher application
ACTION Files 1.1 Centralizes File Organization -- With its release of ACTION Files 1.1, Power On Software is expanding the edges of what can be done within Open and Save dialog boxes
TidBITS Staff at Macworld Expo NY -- As just about everyone knows by now, Macworld Expo will take place in New York City this week. Since we're far too virtual of an operation to have a booth, the best way to see us will be to come to one of our scheduled events
MacHack, held in mid-June this year at the Holiday Inn Fairlane in Dearborn, Michigan, bills itself as "The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers." If you develop Macintosh software (or want to), you have either been to a MacHack or you aspire to attend
During the last two weeks, reports of a security problem with Microsoft Office 98 for the Macintosh have been published from Macintosh news venues such as MacAddict, MacFixIt, and MacWEEK