Archive for the ‘Microsoft Word’ Category

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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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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