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
Posted in hacking news, microsoft, Microsoft office, Microsoft office 2016, Microsoft Office Exploit, Microsoft Office Vulnerability, Microsoft Word, Vulnerability | Comments (0)
“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.
Posted in banking malware, banking Trojan, hacking news, macro malware, macros, Microsoft office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word | Comments (0)
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
Posted in hacking news, Microsoft office, Microsoft Word, remote code execution, Windows zero-day vulnerability, zero-day exploit, Zero-Day Vulnerability | Comments (0)