Category Archives: Office

Word zero-day-vulnerability patched

There has been a zero-day-vulnerability reported in Word and WordPad that is used in the wild. Microsoft has issued a patch to close this vulnerability on April 2017 patch day.

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April 2017 security updates for Office, IE and .NET

Microsoft has released several security updates for Office, IE and .NET on April 11, 2017. Here are a short overview about those updates.

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Microsoft Security Updates April 11, 2017

Microsoft has released (April 11, 2017) critical security updates for Windows, Flash, Office. And there are also update rollups for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1

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Warning: Dridex botnet addresses Word zero day vulnerability

User of Microsoft Word should be rather careful, because there is a zero day vulnerability within Microsoft Word. Now Dridex botnet sends millions of spam e-mails to users, containing malware attachments, addressing this Microsoft Word zero day exploit.

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Office Patchday (April 4, 2017)

[German]Microsoft is releasing non security updates for supported Office versions on first thuesday of a month. On April 4, 2017 Microsoft has released a couple of non security updates for Office 2013 and Office 2016. Here are a few details, … Continue reading

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Security-Update KB3191855 fixes Excel bug

[German]Microsoft has released this night (March 28, 2017) another important Security-Update KB3191855 for Microsoft Office. This update fixes a bug that causes Excel 2010 to crash.

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Security Update KB 3178690 crashes Excel 2010

Microsoft has released Security update MS17-014 (Security Update for Microsoft Office (4013241)) on March 14, 2017. But it seems that this update is triggering crashes in Excel 2010.

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Tip: Download Windows- and Office ISO images using Adguard

Today a short tip, how to download ISO install images for supported Windows and Office versions from Microsoft.

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Microsoft’s obscure ‘Self Service for Mobile’ Office activation

[German]Microsoft requires a product activation after installing. Users of Microsoft Office currently are facing trouble during telephone activation. After dealing with this issue, I came across another obscure behavior, Microsoft’s ‘Self Service for Mobile’ solution to activate Microsoft Office via … Continue reading

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Office Telephone activation is no longer supported error

Users of Microsoft Office 2010, 2013, 2016 are facing trouble during telephone activation. An error message “Telephone activation is no longer supported for your product” will be showns. Here are a few details.

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