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Increased Risks from Macro-Based Malware

Original release date: June 09, 2016

Microsoft Office applications use macros to automate routine tasks. However, macros can contain malicious code that can be used to exploit vulnerable systems. Recently, there has been a resurgence of malware that is spread via macros. Individuals and organizations should proactively secure systems against macro-based malware.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review CERT's article on the resurgence of macro exploitation and apply recommendations outlined in CERT Australia's report on macro security.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

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