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Microsoft is combating a surge in macro-based malware with a new feature that allows system administrators to configure Office 2013 to block Word, Excel, and PowerPoint macros. The capability had previously been introduced in March by Microsoft for its Office 2016 software. Microsoft said incidents of macro-based malware hiding in Office documents has steadily been on the rise in 2016. In the enterprise, Microsoft reports, 98 percent of Office-targeted threats still use old-school macro-based attacks

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Microsoft is combating a surge in macro-based malware with a new feature that allows system administrators to configure Office 2013 to block Word, Excel, and PowerPoint macros. The capability had previously been introduced in March by Microsoft for its Office 2016 software. Microsoft said incidents of macro-based malware hiding in Office documents has steadily been on the rise in 2016. In the enterprise, Microsoft reports, 98 percent of Office-targeted threats still use old-school macro-based attacks

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The uptick in macro-based attacks began earlier this summer. In a study released in May, Palo Alto reported 1.2 million instances of the Bartallex family of malware delivered via malicious macro documents. That was up from last year’s total of 100,000.

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