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The latest way Microsoft Office is used to infect your computer   

Criminal have found another way to (mis)use Microsoft Office and infect computers using the latest 'zero-day' hack.

You may know that Adobe's Flash was a popular add-in for web pages to display multi-media content.  But Flash was very insecure and unstable so it's been mostly replaced with other secure systems.  Most modern browsers block Flash content by default and you're rarely prompted to install Flash.

Guess which popular software still allows links to Flash content .... you guessed it, Microsoft Office.

The latest hack takes advantage of that security hole.  An infected Office document has a link to Flash content which is downloaded and run to gain access to the computer.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2t8KHd7

Published on June 14, 2018 by Paul Illingworth

 

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