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Chapter 14. Securing Office 2003 > Controlling VBA Security

Controlling VBA Security

With a full-blown programming language—Visual Basic for Applications—built in to the very fabric of the major Office applications, the security of that language becomes a major issue. With VBA and Office, you need to think of security from two perspectives:

  • The user— From the user’s perspective, VBA is a security threat because scripts attached to other people’s documents can be malicious (for example, deleting the user’s files or folders).

  • The developer— From the developer’s perspective, VBA is a security threat because other people can easily open the VBA Editor and accidentally or purposely alter or delete code.


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