Expert In-out On Office 365 Now Checks Docs For Known Threats Before Editing

Microsoft today announced the general availability of the Office 365 Safe Documents security feature which expands the protection provided by Protected View by checking untrusted documents for risks and known threats.

Safe Documents — launched in private preview in February — uses Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to scan documents opened in Protected view and block users from editing them until a verdict is available.


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Tarik Saleh, Senior Security Engineer and Malware Researcher,  DomainTools
June 24, 2020
In actuality, the resume is an attachment that contains embedded ransomware or malware.
Microsoft’s efforts to expand its document security tools is certainly a welcome move, as malicious attachments continue to be a very popular entry vector for attackers. In fact, it is purported that 88 percent of phishing emails contain ransomware attachments, according to Proofpoint’s “2020 State of the Phish Report. The goal of most phishing emails is to get the victim to infect their o ....
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