Mac users warned that disabling all Office macros doesn’t actually disable all Office macros

It’s been almost 25 years since macro malware first reared its head, and it would be nice to think that the defences Microsoft has built into its Office suite in the years since would do a half-decent job of stemming the threat.

Unfortunately, it seems that’s not the case – at least not for users of the Mac version of Microsoft Office.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

How to fight macro malware in Office 2016 and 2013

If you can control the macros you can control the threat.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

How to disable macros in Microsoft Office

Macros can be malicious, as David Bisson reports.

Make sure you have disabled them by default in Microsoft Office.

Beware PowerSniff! Malware uses Word macros and PowerShell scripts

Malware appears to be hunting for point of sales systems, while actively avoiding healthcare and educational computers.

David Bisson reports.

Beware malicious invoices spammed out via email

It has been over 20 years since the first Word macro virus reared its ugly head and pulled the carpet from underneath the feet of computer users worldwide.

And to this day Word macro malware is still being spammed out.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Email from your photocopier? It could be a malware attack

Watch out! Criminals spam out malware attack disguised as scanned document from your photocopier.

Banking malware spreading via Microsoft Word macros

Twenty years on, you might have imagined that macro malware would have been assigned to the dustbin of history. But sadly, it’s seeing something of a resurgence.