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  • RIP Office 2010? Not so fast!

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        Tracey Capen
        AskWoody MVP

        PATCH WATCH By Susan Bradley Well … we thought we’d seen the last of Office Version 2010. But Microsoft surprised us by pushing out a batch of N
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        Eh, I don’t use Outlook (besides the calendar), and only really use Word and Excel, so I’m quite happy with 2010. The UI in the newer versions is horrible, though there are a couple of other nice features I’d like. For casual home use though, 2010 does me just fine.

        Not exactly much of a security problem as long as I don’t open any .xlsm files or whatevs from people I don’t know.

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        AskWoody Plus

        Hi Susan

        Re: Win10 2004/20H2 blocking and Conexant

        I just wanted to note that the  Conexant issue is also blocking many consumer HP laptops from upgrading to 2004/20H2.  I know for sure that older Envy and Spectre models which are a similar age to the Dell machine you mentioned are impacted.

        Congrats on your new AskWoody role BTW!

        Thanks HS


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        Just a hint for those intending to use Office 2010 further

        0patch supports Office 2010 with micro patches after the end of support (EOL)

        Microsoft Windows Insider MVP, Microsoft Answers Community Moderator, Blogger, Book author

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      • #2312689 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        Office 2010 will become more dangerous to use — especially when it comes to email phishing attacks.

        Evidence? The most targeted still is the O365. Am I mistaken?

        A recent Trend Micro article noted that a U.S. Secret Service bulletin warned of phishing attacks specifically targeting organizations using Office 365.

        Old article, but still valid to me. Cant post exact statistics here, but Id like to. But I dont know how to find them. Also I think that phishing attack requires user action – click the link. So for me, it makes no difference in O365 or O2010.
        O365 has more phishing attacks. So its even more dangerous to me.

        Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

        HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

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        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Also I think that phishing attack requires user action

        Nope, the latest bugs allow infection by viewing in Outlook.

        October patched security holes are getting hit hard

        cheers, Paul

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