office metadata and forensics

A post over at SecurityFocus went over Microsoft Office forensics and some things to do to enhance security, most notably privacy. Because Office is so universally used, I’ve found that many people, techie and non-techie both, want to put their heads in the sand about issues with Office. They just don’t want to hear about the issues, even as malicious persons have begun poking at the apps and more and more data is disclosed on the web and search engines.

I’ve long wanted a concise and listed set of items to check on and change when dealing with metadata in MS Office Word documents. Now I have it!

Update: Here is another link dealing with pesky lingering Office data that shouldn’t be there.