Microsoft adds macro blocker to Office 2013 to stymie old-school attackers
Microsoft yesterday said that it had added a malware-in-macros blocker to Office 2013 after customers demanded that it expand the feature beyond the latest version, Office 2016.
“The predominant customer request we received was for this feature to be added to Office 2013,” the Microsoft Malware Protection Center team wrote in an unsigned blog post Wednesday.
IT administrators have been able to block macros from running in Office 2016 since March. Enterprise IT staff can craft group policies to restrict macros, completely block them, or amplify the warnings users normally see before a macro is opened.