On May 12, 2009, Microsoft published a recommendation that users download the latest security update to secure a vulnerability in PowerPoint. This vulnerability allows code, executed remotely, to take complete control of the system. To get more information about the update, read Vulnerability in PowerPoint could allow remote code execution.
Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.