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How to update a modified Microsoft Office package
Authored by: vykor on Aug 13, '08 12:18:21PM

Thanks! Saved me from a reinstall.

It seems poking into application internals will become more and more dangerous on OS X, between these sort of installer checks and signed binaries becoming more important. I suppose it is a good thing. There is no good way to distinguish between intentional user modification and malicious tampering of an app package, from the perspective of the OS.

The Mac has come a long way since when you could fire up ResEdit and change around program strings and resources at will. Going forward, use of tools that modify application packages should probably be carefully reconsidered, if not simply considered harmful.



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