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First ever Microsoft Word Macro Malware for Mac OS


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#1 DeimosChaos

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:33 PM

 

 

After targeting Windows-based computers over the past few years, hackers are now shifting their interest to Macs as well.

The emergence of the first macro-based Word document attack against Apple's macOS platform is the latest example to prove this.

The concept of Macros dates back to 1990s. You might be familiar with the message that reads: "Warning: This document contains macros."

Macro is a series of commands and actions that help automate some tasks. Microsoft Office programs support Macros written in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), but they can also be used for malicious activities like installing malware.

 

First ever Microsoft Word Macro Malware for Mac OS

 

Be careful out there Mac users! Hackers are starting to take more notice to Apple products.


Edited by DeimosChaos, 14 February 2017 - 12:33 PM.

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