Be Aware: Zero Day Microsoft Office Attack

Be Aware: Zero Day Microsoft Office Attack


Follina is a new Microsoft Office vulnerability.

This zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office is being exploited in boobytrapped Word documents to remotely run code on PCs. Unfortunately, it has been reported that the vulnerability can be exploited without requiring any user interaction other than previewing a malicious file. Victims may be deceived into opening documents using email attachments, social media links, and file downloads.

Since this is currently a zero-day vulnerability, Microsoft has yet to release a patch. In the meantime, you need be cautious and extra observant about opening Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) from any source that you do not fully trust. Once a security patch is available, we encourage you to download it and reboot your machine ASAP.

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As always, stay safe out there.

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