Microsoft Office more than 1 billion users at risk due to Microsoft exploit that help hacker hide malware in MS Words files.
After realizing Microsoft Office error that helping hacker in to attack on MS words files, It took Microsoft 6 months to fix that bug error.
First time find this issue in October 2016, they allegedly found malware attack on MS words files that put Microsoft Users data at danger. The issue was when a Microsoft office user open doc. file it robotically connects to server and download an HTML file that help hacker to access user computer data. The flaw applicable to all MS Office versions.
Microsoft report that they solved the issue on 11 April 2017. If think it was long time many things change in world.
First time a security expert for Optiv Mr. Ryan Hanson advised Microsoft about weakness in October. Reporter provided details regarding Thursday, before any hackers take benefits of it. Microsoft disclosed to Reporter that settling the issue was doubtful in light of the fact that it couldn’t caution clients without tipping off programmers.
A Microsoft official said that ” There are many elements that influence the time allotment between the disclosure of an issue and the arrival of a security refresh, as all powerlessness are diverse with its own one of a kind difficulties,” and said in statement “Ultimately, developing a security update is a delicate balance between timeliness and best quality.”
Many Organizations took risk advising clients about exploits. Yahoo facing possible Senate hearing after Sen. Mark Warner contended the web mammoth didn’t educate clients rapidly enough about a rupture that influenced 500 million records. For Microsoft’s situation, programmers found out about the Office abuse before a fix had been discharged.
First time McAfee Antivirus found attack on using Microsoft weakness that put Microsoft office 1.2 billion users at risk. Until March 2017 Microsoft did not find active attacks, then FireEye the security firm open flaws of MS Office to organization.
McAfee uncovered bug on April 7 after that Attacks skyrocketed then after four days later Microsoft released its patch.
A Microsoft official said that “We did not see widespread activity until after information was disclosed by McAfee,”
At last the Bug solved when Microsoft released its patch on 11 April 2017. But user who haven’t updated MS office still can face issue. Update Your MS Office.com/setup and Call Us on 1-888-827-9060.