Protect yourself from infected MS Office files

Office Attacks


The MWI attacks show how dangerous even harmless-looking office files can be. Although most of them rely on macros, which must be enabled by the user, to infect the target, simply opening the file is all it takes for this type of attack. Even the best technical security measures can only provide limited protection. Awareness on the part of individual users is crucial. Whenever possible, users should validate the sender, subject, and plausibility, before opening any email messages or attachments they receive.


  1. "Microsoft Word Intruder Revealed" white paper published by Sophos:

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