Security Flaw Found In Open Source Office Program LibreOffice

Do you use LibreOffice? It’s an open source clone that’s functionally similar to Microsoft Office that has grown quite popular over the years. It is available for Windows, macOS and Linux systems. While open-source software solutions generally have the reputation of being safer and more secure, they’re not immune to vulnerabilities. Recently, a pair of serious un-patched code execution vulnerability …

Undelivered Mail Notification Could Be A Phishing Scam

Hackers are always on the lookout for new ways to freshen up time-tested techniques. Where time-tested techniques are concerned, few are older than the humble phishing email. In one form or another, it seeks to trick an unsuspecting user to innocently hand over sensitive information, like usernames and passwords that the hacker can then use later for any purpose. The …

Microsoft Says Office 365 Users Should Use Spam Filter

Microsoft recently updated their support page and offered additional guidance to network admins as it relates to Office 365’s built-in spam filters.  The gist of the update is that they strongly advise against turning the auto-filters off. They provided some additional guidelines if you decide to bypass them for one reason or another. Here are the most relevant portions of …

New Microsoft Excel Feature Could Be Useful For Some

In the earliest days of the smartphone, there were only a few apps that people could use to perform genuinely useful work.  Sure, they were handy for keeping your contacts all in one place and reminding you of appointments, but beyond that, your pickings were fairly slim. That changed quickly with the explosion of apps that brought the smartphone into …

Email Providers Found To Have Signature Vulnerabilities

A team of security researchers have uncovered a serious flaw in several major email clients you need to be aware of. The flaw allows hackers to fake verified signatures, which gives their phishing and other email-based attacks the appearance of legitimacy.   According to research conducted by the team, the following email clients are vulnerable to this exploit: Thunderbird Apple …

Microsoft Account Email Phishing Attempt Looks Legitimate

Researchers have discovered a pair of nasty phishing campaigns that are making use of Microsoft’s Azure Blob Storage in a bid to steal the recipient’s Microsoft and Outlook account credentials. Both campaigns are noteworthy in that they utilize well-constructed landing pages that have SSL certificates and a windows.net domain, which combine to make them look totally legitimate. Given that most …

Progressive Web App Office Software Coming To Windows 10

Microsoft has recently announced a new addition, coming soon to the Microsoft Store.  A free Office progressive web app (PWA), which is slated to replace the My Office app that comes pre-installed on Windows devices. The new app is functionally similar to the Office App you’re currently using, but it brings some exciting new features into play that users and …

Software Similar To MS Office May Include Hacking Vulnerabilities

A small but growing number of people have been making the switch to MS Office clones like Apache’s OpenOffice and LibreOffice. The thinking is that they can get the same core functionality but avoid many (if not most of) the costs, bugs, flaws and weaknesses that have plagued Microsoft’s offering.  This situation is often seen as low-hanging fruit by hackers …

Microsoft Is Changing How Searches  Will Work

Change is coming to the way Microsoft handles search across its ecosystem.  If you use the home edition of Office, you’re not likely to notice, but if you use Office 365, the changes will be significant. Here’s what’s happening: First of all, the search bar will get bigger, taking a more prominent and visible place on your screen’s real estate. …