It's autumn, and that means that it's time for Microsoft security flaws to turn red and fall from your computer. Phishers and scammers and hackers are worried that you'll become bored with assaults on Microsoft Internet Explorer and phony Paypal notifications, so they're attacking Microsoft Word and Powerpoint programs, among other methods this time:
Microsoft describes the flaws as "zero day," meaning the hackers are exploiting the flaws before Microsoft even hears of them, so they are rushing to release patches for these right away.
Most Powerpoint presentations make me want to commit suicide already. Adding malicious code to them is like adding insult to injury.