Microsoft Office are under Attack
Now its Microsoft Office turn.
Microsoft has announced that their office suite, Microsoft Office currently have serious attacks on users of first, Word 2003, 2010 and 2013 for Windows and Word 2011 for Mac.
The attacks usa a security hole that can affected only by previewing a malicious e-mails in Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013.
The attacker can take control of a users computer by creating an e- mail that contains a text file (rtf ) with malware, or emails with malware that are examined in Word’s built-in e -mail reviewer, says Microsoft’s Dustin Childs in a blog post.
Security hole is one part of Word 2010 (and 2011 for Mac), which reads text files in RTF format. The attacks are so far only directed to users of Word 2010, but the same security hole exsisting in Microsoft’s Word 2003, Word 2013 and Word 2013 RT.
Because the Word is the standard browser for email in Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013, it has make it easy for attackers to send malicious emails to unknowing users.
Microsoft released yesterday a temporary bug fix that prevents Word from opening RTF files, and Microsoft urges anyone with the affected versions of Word to install it. Microsoft havent still give us a date when a proper security will be released.