Blocks for Flash and others coming to Office 365 | Advanced Mobile Spy Software
If you're a user of Microsoft Office products such as Word and Excel, you're probably aware that they've been used as inroads for malware for a long, long time. But what about malware attacks without Macros? Sure. Macro malware for Macs? That, too. Malicious documents and spying tools? Danger, Will Robinson. We have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that monthly subscribers of Office 365 are getting some new protection in the fight against bogus attachments and malicious files; the bad news is the changes don't currently apply to standalone versions of Office. What's being changed? Silverlight, Flash, and Shockwave are all getting the chop. If you used to run a malware campaign based around use of these controls, that won't be the case for much longer. A combination of seeing these features used in rogue campaigns, generally low legitimate use by product users (when was the last time you embedded Shockwave?), and a rapidly approaching end of the line for both Flash and