April 18th, 2007, 19:00 PM
Hackers turn to PowerPoint for virus infection
Malware authors have made Microsoft's PowerPoint their vector of choice for infecting corporate systems.
Microsoft Word was the top choice for malware authors last year looking to embed code in seemingly innocuous documents.
But research from MessageLabs suggests that increased patching of Word, and a slack attitude to patching other applications, has prompted hackers to target PowerPoint.