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       I so agree;
          and very glad that for some reason my machines have automatically
shown the links,, in any program -
         maybe it's the AV program I use, huh?

       Here's a big THANK YOU to LO and all the good-guys out there
fighting against those criminal forces!

From: Mark Bourne <>
Date: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 4:03 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: disable "cntrl click to follow link"

4130 wrote:


Thanks for the solution & the image to my cntrl>click problem.  Never
thought it would be a "security" issue.

I think the "security" issue is that hyperlinks can be formatted to look
like normal text. Usually in a word processor you click to position the
cursor where you want to edit text. Someone could send you a document, and
when you click on that text (intending to position the cursor for editing
it) you end up opening a web page instead - which may exploit a
vulnerability in your web browser to install malware.

With some vulnerabilities, you need only to open a web page designed to
exploit it; you don't even need accept and run a download, or even realise
that anything has happened. e.g. the first item under "Mitigating Factors"
at (about half way
down the page).

Even if they're not being malicious, it's somewhat frustrating to click on
a bit of text and suddenly find some web page being opened when all you
wanted to do was edit the text.


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