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Hackers Using Zero-Width Spaces to Bypass MS Office 365 Protection

January 10th, 2019
Security researchers have been warning about a simple technique that cybercriminals and email scammers are already being using in the wild to bypass security features of Microsoft Office 365, including Safe Links, which are originally designed to protect users from malware and phishing attacks. Safe Links has been included by Microsoft in Office 365 as part of its ATP (Advanced Threat Protection

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New Adobe Flash Zero-Day Exploit Found Hidden Inside MS Office Docs

December 6th, 2018
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player that hackers are actively exploiting in the wild as part of a targeted campaign appears to be attacking a Russian state health care institution. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2018-15982, is a use-after-free flaw resides in Flash Player that, if exploited successfully, allows an attacker to execute

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Unpatched MS Word Flaw Could Allow Hackers to Infect Your Computer

October 30th, 2018
Cybersecurity researchers have revealed an unpatched logical flaw in Microsoft Office 2016 and older versions that could allow an attacker to embed malicious code inside a document file, tricking users into running malware onto their computers. Discovered by researchers at Cymulate, the bug abuses the 'Online Video' option in Word documents, a feature that allows users to embedded an online

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Microsoft October Patch Tuesday Fixes 12 Critical Vulnerabilities

October 9th, 2018
Microsoft has just released its latest monthly Patch Tuesday updates for October 2018, fixing a total of 49 security vulnerabilities in its products. This month's security updates address security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Edge Browser, Internet Explorer, MS Office, MS Office Services and Web Apps, ChakraCore, SQL Server Management Studio, and Exchange Server. Out of 49 flaws

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Beware! This Microsoft PowerPoint Hack Installs Malware Without Requiring Macros

June 7th, 2017

“Disable macros and always be extra careful when you manually enable it while opening Microsoft Office Word documents.”

You might have heard of above-mentioned security warning multiple times on the Internet as hackers usually leverage this decade old macros-based hacking technique to hack computers through specially crafted Microsoft Office files, particularly Word, attached to spam emails.

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Beware of an Unpatched Microsoft Word 0-Day Flaw being Exploited in the Wild

April 9th, 2017

It’s 2017, and opening a simple MS Word file could compromise your system.

Security researchers are warning of a new in-the-wild attack that silently installs malware on fully-patched computers by exploiting a serious — and yet unpatched — zero-day vulnerability in all current versions of Microsoft Office.

The Microsoft Office zero-day attack, uncovered by researchers from security firms

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Microsoft Unleashes 13 Bulletins, Six Critical

April 12th, 2016

Microsoft released six critical vulnerabilities in addition to patching the much-hyped Badlock vulnerability.

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Microsoft issues Security Patches for Windows 10 and Edge Browser

August 12th, 2015

Updated your PCs to Windows 10? Now it’s time to patch your Windows 10 software.

Microsoft has issued its monthly Patch Tuesday by releasing 14 security bulletins, nearly half of it address vulnerabilities in its latest operating system, Windows 10.

Four of them are marked critical, affecting Windows, .Net Framework, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Lync, Internet Explorer, Microsoft

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