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MSFT giving enterprise admins ability to block running of macros

3:55 am on Mar 25, 2016 (gmt 0)

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This is pretty big news. I hope they expand this ability to older versions of Office for organizations that aren't running the latest version.

http://www.techinsider.io/microsoft-macros-office-2016-2016-3 [techinsider.io]

The favorite method hackers use to take over computers just got killed by Microsoft

Microsoft is effectively killing off the preferred exploit that cybercriminals have used for years to infect and take over people's computers.

In an update to its Office 2016 suite, Microsoft is giving enterprise administrators the ability to block the running of macros in documents, which can be used to run legitimate tasks, but are also often used to connect to the internet and download malicious software.

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