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      woody
      Da Boss

      Early this morning, email security company Mimecast released a report detailing how malicious folks can attack by abusing the Excel feature called Pow
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      Geo
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        b
        AskWoody Plus

        When you open a file that has macros, the yellow message bar appears with a shield icon and the Enable Content button. If you know the macro, or macros, are from a reliable source, use the following instructions: On the Message Bar, click Enable Content.

        Enable or disable macros in Office files

        (But I don’t get many emails in Korean language anyway.)

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      OscarCP
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      I have these two questions: Are these issues only for users of “Enterprise” MS software for Windows 10?

      If not, which versions of Windows and of Office are vulnerable to them?

      Reading the information in the Web pages of those links I get the impression that are for “Enterprise” business versions, not for home or small business users running the “home” level of software.

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      b
      AskWoody Plus

      Thus, we’re getting a full exposure.

      Requires user to double-click a particular cell on versions later than 2010. Are you really exposed? I’m not.

      Is it a shock to find at the end of their article that, “Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection detects and blocks the use of this technique,” for a minimum of $1,200 per year?

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