Microsoft Office to Block XLL Add-ins From Internet

Microsoft is getting ready to improve the protection of Office users by automatically blocking more content sourced from the internet. Building on previous restrictions that applied to macros in Word and Excel documents, the company is now preparing to block XLL add-ins in Excel files. XLL add-ins are dynamic link library (DLL) files written in […]

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Training Tip: Install Office Apps on Multiple Devices

Office 365 is a cloud-based suite of collaboration solutions that includes Exchange Online for email and calendaring, Office, and many other collaboration tools. As a University faculty, student, or staff member, you can download and install Office ProPlus (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) on up to five devices, such as a mobile phone, tablet, or […]

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Microsoft corrige 64 vulnérabilités, dont une activement exploitée | Blog officiel de Kaspersky

Les chasseurs de vulnérabilités Windows ont récemment fait une nouvelle découverte : 64 vulnérabilités dans plusieurs produits et services Windows, dont cinq critiques. Deux vulnérabilités ont été divulguées au grand public avant la sortie des correctifs, ce qui les a techniquement transformé en vulnérabilités de type zero-day, et une autre est activement exploitée par les cybercriminels. […]

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Escanor malware delivered in weaponized Microsoft Office documents

Resecurity, a Los Angeles-based cybersecurity company protecting Fortune 500 worldwide, identified a new RAT (Remote Administration Tool) advertised in Dark Web and Telegram called Escanor. The threat actors offer Android-based and PC-based versions of RAT, along with HVNC module and exploit builder to weaponize Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF documents to deliver malicious code. The […]

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87% of the ransomware found on the dark web has been delivered via malicious macros

Venafi announced the findings of a dark web investigation into ransomware spread via malicious macros. Conducted in partnership with criminal intelligence provider Forensic Pathways between November 2021 and March 2022, the research analyzed 35 million dark web URLs, including marketplaces and forums, using the Forensic Pathways Dark Search Engine. The findings uncovered 475 webpages of […]

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