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Microsoft patches serious Excel vulnerability, but Mac users still at risk

11
Nov
2021
Microsoft patches serious Excel vulnerability, but Mac users still at risk

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Microsoft has taken steps to remedy a zero-day vulnerability in spreadsheet software Excel that has reportedly been abused by cybercriminals in real-world scenarios.

According to an advisory issued by Microsoft, the security feature bypass bug could allow unauthenticated threat actors to launch attacks against vulnerable users with relative ease.

To exploit the flaw, an attacker would need to trick a victim into opening a malicious Excel document, perhaps delivered via phishing email or malicious website.

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