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Submission + - BRM Addressed No More Than 1.5% of OOXML's Flaws (robweir.com)

I Don't Believe in Imaginary Property writes: "IBM's Rob Weir has done a study on how many flaws were addressed by the OOXML Ballot Resolution Meeting. So far, using a random sampling technique, he has yet to find a flaw that was addressed, making the upper bound a paltry 1.5%. Even so, he's found a number of new flaws, including a security vulnerability: OOXML stores passwords in database connection strings in plain text. At least there were no mistakes on five of the first twenty five random pages he reviewed."
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BRM Addressed No More Than 1.5% of OOXML's Flaws

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