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Microsoft tackles the rise of Macro-delivered infection, reinforce Office 2016


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#1 Aura

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 11:52 AM

Announcement on the Microsoft Malware Protection Center: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2016/03/22/new-feature-in-office-2016-can-block-macros-and-help-prevent-infection/
Article on ZDNet: http://www.zdnet.com/article/now-microsoft-office-2016-can-block-macro-malware-attacks/
Article on NakedSecurity: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/03/23/one-in-the-eye-for-ransomware-microsoft-adds-new-macro-controls-to-office-2016/
Article on Threatpost: https://threatpost.com/microsoft-deploys-macro-blocking-feature-in-office-to-curb-malware/116960/

Looks quite promising. We're about to upgrade to Office 2016 here, I'll see if I can bring this up to the Security Team so it can get implemented when the time comes to change.

Edited by Aura, 24 March 2016 - 11:53 AM.

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 12:11 PM

If only they'd push a simple update for current versions of Office and Windows Server to allow the same GPO...


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Posted 24 March 2016 - 12:12 PM

Good finds thanks for the reads!


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Posted 24 March 2016 - 12:13 PM

Same. I guess they want to force users to upgrade to 2016. Maybe we'll see the same policies be implemented in Office 2013, but not Office 2010 and even less 2007.

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 06:12 PM

...I guess they want to force users to upgrade to 2016...

That appears to be Microsoft's MO with all their software...an effort to get everyone on the same page with the latest and the newest.
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