Daily Archives:October 10th, 2012

Listening for the word

Since I turned on my Mac’s firewall a few months ago, I get occasional messages which cause me to wonder:

Now, I can understand why Word might want to make outgoing connections, to check for version updates, to print, etc. Anyone know why it would want to be listening on my network? It works just fine if you say no, but I am curious…

The other revealing thing, for me, was that I only saw this message today, which means I haven’t used Microsoft Word for more than four months. This time, as is usually the case, I only need to run it when I’m sent something by a lawyer.

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