Tag Archives: Macro

Microsoft Office: Macro execution blocked for security reasons, when accessing Access ACCDB databases via IP address

[German]Recently, a problem was reported to me by Tobias Migge. The problem: Customers or users get "suddenly" the error that macros are blocked for security reasons when accessing backend ACDB databases via IP address, which are located on a server. … Continue reading

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Microsoft continues rollout for default disabling of Office VBA macros

[German] is once again moving forward with its plans to disable macros in Office 365 by default. Macros in Office are a gateway for malware such as Dridex, Emotet, Trickbot, Qbot, etc. It's an on-off story that Microsoft has been … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Microsoft disables Excel 4.0 macro support by default

[German]Good news in terms of security and Office, because Microsoft finally plugs a gateway for malware by disabling the default support for Excel 4.0 macros. This mitigates an announced and long overdue vulnerability. Advertising

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