Tune in as our team of security experts dive into critical information you need to know. We're unpacking critical vulnerabilities, recapping Microsoft patch Tuesday, highlighting zero-days and other patch information, and much more.
Microsoft (MS) announces Office users will no longer be able to enable VBA (Visual Basic for Applications, a programming language used to create macros) macros with a click of a button after the change rolls out in April 2022. A huge win for organizations and home users alike, a new Security Risk banner will inform users that MS has blocked macros downloaded from the Internet. MS provides further information about the security risks of macros, safe practices, and instructions on a support page. (NOTE that the support page link will appear as the actual Microsoft warning landing page that reads, “A potentially dangerous macro has been blocked”). VBA macros embedded in malicious Office documents are very popular among phishing and malware attacks.