Access 2003 provides several new security features to protect users from malicious code. It may seem strange to have this termed Macro Security, but that's what it is. Developers, users, database administrators, and network administrators are all going to need to get up to speed quickly in learning how to work with macro security and digital signatures. The following is a brief introduction to these topics. Please read Chapter 20 for more detailed explanations.
3.5.1. What Is Macro Security? And Why Are We Talking about Macros?
In this instance, the term macro is not referring to macros in the sense of automating some tasks. Instead, it refers to security settings and certifications for VBA and other executable code associated with Access databases and projects.
To avoid macro warnings, attach a digital signature to each macro project and add that signature to your list of trusted sources. If the macros are already signed and if you are willing to trust all macros signed with that certificate, add the signer to your list of trusted sources. This will stop macro warnings when your security setting is set to High or Medium.
A less secure option is to change the security level to Low. When your macro security level is set to Low, Microsoft Access will not provide warnings about macros. To reduce your risk of getting a macro virus infection on your computer, run specialized antivirus software that is up-to-date and that can check files and add-ins ...
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