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Attack uses malicious InPage document and outdated VLC media player to give attackers backdoor access to targets 

Our analysis of a targeted attack that used a language-specific word processor shows why it’s important to understand and protect against small-scale and localized attacks as well as broad-scale malware campaigns. The attack exploited a vulnerability in InPage, a word processor software for specific languages like Urdu, Persian, Pashto, and Arabic. More than 75% of...Read more

How to share content easily and securely 

This post is part of our blog series on deploying Intelligent Security scenarios. Learn how Microsoft 365 security solutions enable your users to securely share documents outside your organization and how to work on documents across devices more securely....Read more

Windows Defender Antivirus can now run in a sandbox 

Windows Defender Antivirus has hit a new milestone: the built-in antivirus capabilities on Windows can now run within a sandbox. With this new development, Windows Defender Antivirus becomes the first complete antivirus solution to have this capability and continues to lead the industry in raising the bar for security. Putting Windows Defender Antivirus in a...Read more

Top 10 security steps in Microsoft 365 that political campaigns can take today 

With the U.S. midterm elections rapidly approaching, campaigns must be vigilant in protecting against cyberattacks to their online collaboration tools, including email. Microsoft has compiled a list of 10 high-impact, easy-to-implement security settings that any campaign or election organization should consider for increased security in Microsoft 365....Read more