Microsoft rolls out anti-macro malware feature for Office

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 23 2016 @ 14:37 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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It's hard to believe it took this long but Microsoft is finally going to take extra measures against Office macros that connect to the Internet and download malware. Softpedia writes the software giant announced a new feature in Office 2016 that allows corporate network administrators to block the execution of macros that retrieve content from untrusted sources like the Internet:
"This feature can be controlled via Group Policy and configured per application," Microsoft explains. "It enables enterprise administrators to block macros from running in Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents that come from the Internet."
Check out the Neowin website for details on how to enable it.


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