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Microsoft announces general availability of Application Guard for Office

Application Guard for Office is now generally available after Microsoft introduced the security feature early in 2020 along with Safe Documents. It isolates untrusted files in a virtualized sandbox.

Watch out for Emotet malware's new 'Windows Update' attachment

The Emotet botnet has begun to use a new malicious attachment that pretends to be a message from Windows Update telling you to upgrade Microsoft Word.

Postal Service Used Apps That Had ‘Catastrophic’ Vulnerabilities for Years

The USPS Office of Inspector General found that the Postal Service was using several applications laded with vulnerabilities that could have led to a hack with a potential financial impact of over $1 billion.

Weather Channel App Settles Lawsuit Over Data Privacy

IBM, the owner of the Weather Channel mobile app, has reached a settlement with the Los Angeles city attorney’s office after a 2019 lawsuit alleged that the app was deceiving its users in how it was using their geolocation data.

Office 365 now opens attachments in a sandbox to prevent infections

Microsoft today announced the launch of Application Guard for Office in public preview to protect enterprise users from threats using malicious attachments as an attack vector.

Ex-NSA Hacker Finds a Way to Hack Mac Users Via Microsoft Office

A security researcher who specializes in MacOS found a way to hack users who would double click on a Microsoft Office file, with no need for any other interaction.

Office 365 adds new features to help identify malicious spam

Microsoft is planning to provide more info on spam emails detected as malicious by the Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) filtering stack and allow organizations to export their list of the top targeted users by phishing attacks.

Microsoft Outlook crashes, deletes mails for some POP accounts

Some Microsoft 365 customers might experience Outlook crashes and email deletion after updating to Version 2006 Build 13001.20266 and higher according to an Office support document.

Microsoft Office 365 will add support for disposable emails

Microsoft will provide Office 365 customers with support for using disposable emails to make it simpler to manage their inboxes and to keep track of email campaigns.

Microsoft warns of Office 365 phishing via malicious OAuth apps

Microsoft warns that with the shift to remote working, customers are exposed to additional security threats such as consent phishing, besides conventional credential theft and email phishing attacks.

Office 365 now checks docs for known threats before editing

Microsoft today announced the general availability of the Office 365 Safe Documents security feature which expands the protection provided by Protected View by checking untrusted documents for risks and known threats.

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