The hot topic in the virus world continues to be the family of Word Macro viruses, and the latest one is Hot. Literally. WordMacro.Hot seems to have been written in Russia. It is deliberately malicious, setting a "hot date" fourteen days after infection, after which it will start erasing random documents. (This is similar to the actions of the early MS-DOS virus "lehigh", which waited until after it had replicated four times before it started deleting things.) Sophos seems to have discovered Hot. The same press release sent out alerting people to Hot also covers Boza. Boza is said to be the first "native" Windows 95 virus. The research community has been waiting for such an animal: Win95 has security loopholes big enough to drive a truck through. (The surprising thing about Windows 95 is that DOS has almost no security at all, while Windows 3.1 has very little. Windows 95 was supposed to add security to the mix, but "well behaved" Win95 programs are allowed to patch almost any part of the operating system and the password protection system can be bypassed in a variety of ways.) In the wake of the Word Macro viruses, one has been discovered for Ami Pro. Because Ami Pro macro files are separate from data files, and there is a smaller installed base for Ami Pro, it is unlikely the "Green Stripe" virus will spread far.