• Microsoft Office gets a drenching of updates


    By Susan Bradley

    COVID-19’s impact on patching doesn’t extend to Office releases.

    If April’s updates prove anything, it’s that Office is a prime target for malware attacks. This month, all supported versions of Microsoft’s productivity suite received a dozen or more security patches. And most of these fixes have a common purpose: breaking a specific risk to our networks — Office apps using Visual Basic scripts to pull information from the Internet. This change is good, for the most part, but it might cause line-of-business apps with sloppy coding to stop working.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.15.0 (2020-04-20).