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  1. In Europe, the information technology of every state administration and its institutions – military, police, fiscal authorities etc. – is based on Microsoft programs. This exposes us to a high technical and political security risk. Is our digital sovereignty at stake? Microsoft is generally considered the dinosaur of the digital age, lagging behind data giants Google, Facebook and Amazon. However, the US corporation is more powerful today than ever before. The power of its monopoly is nowhere more apparent than in Europe: from Finland to Portugal, from Ireland to Greece, the information technology of every state administration and its institutions – military, police, fiscal authorities etc. – is based on Microsoft programs. But since digital systems are constantly expanding and increasing in importance, countries are becoming more and more dependent on this single company; and increasingly vulnerable to the weak points inherent in Microsoft. The worldwide “WannaCry” cyberattack, for example, occurred as a result of security vulnerability at Microsoft. This dependence causes continually rising costs – around €50 billion in licensing fees every year – and prevents technical progress in state authorities. It systematically undermines European procurement and competition laws, and leads inevitably to the company having an overwhelming political influence. It also exposes state IT systems, along with citizens’ data, to a high technical and political security risk. Is Europe’s digital sovereignty at stake? Due to copyright restrictions, this video can only be viewed on RT’s live feed. Time of broadcast is available on RT’s schedule page. Source
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  3. Security researchers have spotted a new malware campaign in the wild that spreads an advanced botnet malware by leveraging at least three recently disclosed vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. Dubbed Zyklon, the fully-featured malware has resurfaced after almost two years and primarily found targeting telecommunications, insurance and financial services. Active since early 2016, Zyklon is an HTTP botnet malware that communicates with its command-and-control servers over Tor anonymising network and allows attackers to remotely steal keylogs, sensitive data, like passwords stored in web browsers and email clients. Zyklon malware is also capable of executing additional plugins, including secretly using infected systems for DDoS attacks and cryptocurrency mining. Different versions of the Zyklon malware has previously been found being advertised on a popular underground marketplace for $75 (normal build) and $125 ( Tor-enabled build). According to a recently published report by FireEye, the attackers behind the campaign are leveraging three following vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that execute a PowerShell script on the targeted computers to download the final payload from its C&C server. 1) .NET Framework RCE Vulnerability (CVE-2017-8759)—this remote code execution vulnerability exists when Microsoft .NET Framework processes untrusted input, allowing an attacker to take control of an affected system by tricking victims into opening a specially crafted malicious document file sent over an email. Microsoft already released a security patch for this flaw in September updates. 2) Microsoft Office RCE Vulnerability (CVE-2017-11882)—it’s a 17-year-old memory corruption flaw that Microsoft patched in November patch update allows a remote attacker to execute malicious code on the targeted systems without requiring any user interaction after opening a malicious document. 3) Dynamic Data Exchange Protocol (DDE Exploit)—this technique allows attackers to leverage a built-in feature of Microsoft Office, called DDE, to perform code execution on the targeted device without requiring Macros to be enabled or memory corruption. As explained by the researchers, attackers are actively exploiting these three vulnerabilities to deliver Zyklon malware using spear phishing emails, which typically arrives with an attached ZIP file containing a malicious Office doc file. Once opened, the malicious doc file equipped with one of these vulnerabilities immediately runs a PowerShell script, which eventually downloads the final payload, i.e., Zyklon HTTP malware, onto the infected computer. Interestingly, the PowerShell script connects to a dotless IP address (example: http://3627732942) to download the final payload. What is Dotless IP Address? If you are unaware, dotless IP addresses, sometimes referred as 'Decimal Address,' are decimal values of IPv4 addresses (represented as dotted-quad notation). Almost all modern web browsers resolve decimal IP address to its equivalent IPV4 address when opened with "http://" following the decimal value. For example, Google's IP address 216.58.207.206 can also be represented as http://3627732942 in decimal values (Try this online converter). The best way to protect yourself and your organisation from such malware attacks are always to be suspicious of any uninvited document sent via an email and never click on links inside those documents unless adequately verifying the source. Most importantly, always keep your software and systems up-to-date, as threat actors incorporate recently discovered, but patched, vulnerabilities in popular software—Microsoft Office, in this case—to increase the potential for successful infections. source
  4. LibreOffice 5.3.4 Plays Nice with Microsoft Office Documents Microsoft Office RTF and OOXML improvements included Version 5.3.4 includes over 100 patches, The Document Foundation says, and the highlights are definitely the ones that are aimed at Microsoft’s own Office suite. Specifically, this new version of LibreOffice includes interoperability improvements for Microsoft Office RT and OOXML documents, and is certainly good news not only for home users, but also for authorities and organizations across the world who have been struggling to complete the transition to open-source alternatives. Document interoperability issues have been the roadblocks for several city authorities across the world who planned to give up on Microsoft Office, so each update that includes fixes in this regard is more than welcome. Technical notes For the more technical users, TDF explains in the release notes that this version introduces DOCX importing bug fixes, as well as refinements aimed at RTF documents. Both importing and exporting of RTF files should work correctly after updating to LibreOffice 5.3.4, TDF says. At the same time, the developing team focused on improving interoperability with OOXML documents, and one particular line in the release notes indicates that LibreOffice should now open Microsoft Office 2003 documents in this format without any bugs. This is again fairly important because most organizations planning the transition to LibreOffice typically come from older versions of Microsoft Office. Even though this new release comes with so many improvements, The Document Foundation says LibreOffice 5.2.7 is the one recommended for enterprise deployments, as it has the backing of professional support by certified professionals. This means that fewer bugs are likely to be in this version and someone will also be there to offer support should you come across other problems. As usual, you can download any LibreOffice version from Softpedia, be it for Windows, Linux, or macOS. Source
  5. Microsoft testing new features as part of Insider program Microsoft has just updated Office for Windows desktop as part of the Insider program, this time with more features aimed at Excel and Outlook rather than for Word. With this update, Office 2016 reaches version 1705 and build number 8201, with users in the production ring likely to get these feature improvements and new options in the coming weeks. This time, however, the focus is no longer on Word, but on the other productivity apps included in the Office suite, and Microsoft is expected to bring them to other platforms very soon. What’s new in this build? Microsoft Excel is getting the biggest number of improvements in this update, so starting with this version, the spreadsheet tool benefits from enhanced data import functionality. “Easily import and shape data from various sources. Manage workbook queries and connection with the Queries & Connection side pane, and share queries with others via ODC files,” Microsoft explains. The same version introduces more copying control options, so you can copy a cell, and before pasting, you are allowed to do other tasks like typing or working with other cells, with the content kept in the clipboard as long as you need. And last but not least, there are new data transformation options, with Microsoft explaining that in the Query Editor, you can create a new column by providing sample values, and as you type, the application detects the required transformations and displays a preview of the column. Outlook is also getting some improvements, and the attachment feature is one particular target, as it allows users to add files directly in the email or simply upload them to the cloud. You can quickly access groups that you use the most easily because they are displayed at the top of the list. And last but not least, PowerPoint enables you to add closed captions to videos included in your presentations. Keep in mind that these features are only available for insiders for the time being, but depending on feedback, they should be released to all Office 365 users shortly. Source
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  7. Microsoft announced last week that starting October 13, 2020, customers who purchased a copy of a standalone Office product — such as Office 2010, Office 2013, and Office 2016 — will have their access revoked to Skype for Business and OneDrive for Business accounts. Access to these accounts came with the perpetual license customers bought for the standalone Office copy. Microsoft says that when mainstream support ends for Office 2016, on October 13, 2020, so does this access, but that customers can regain it by ditching standalone Office suites and moving to a cloud-based Office 365 ProPlus account. "We’re providing more than three years’ notice to give IT time to plan and budget for this change," Microsoft said in a statement. "Until this new requirement goes into effect in 2020, Office 2010, Office 2013 and Office 2016 perpetual clients will still be able to connect to Office 365 services [Skype and OneDrive for Business]." Experts say this is a veiled attempt to force customers to move to its Office 365 paid service. Last year, Microsoft boasted of having more than 85 million Office 365 customers. Just like Adobe, Microsoft is trying to move away from the classic license-based purchase model to a monthly subscription service, known to bring in stable revenue and a quicker return for any investments in new features. Also this past week, Microsoft announced that major updates for Office 365 ProPlus and the Windows 10 OS will be synchronized and delivered at the same time, twice per year, one update in March, and one update in September. The company said it took this decision to make the upgrade process easier for companies and sysadmins. Source
  8. Microsoft Word is now a PDF viewer too Microsoft has updated Office for Android with a couple of new features after previously releasing them as part of the Office Insider program earlier this month. The most important change in the new Office version is PDF support in Microsoft Word. Although it’s mostly a document editor, Microsoft Word is capable of handling a long list of file formats, and starting with this version, it’s also a PDF viewer. There are no editing options just yet, but from now on, you don’t need a dedicated app just for PDFs because Word can open them too. In addition, Microsoft Excel is also getting an update that lets users open files that contain legacy drawing images, with the Redmond-based software giant saying that this has actually been one of the most requested features on Android. Microsoft is putting a lot of effort into getting Office for Android right and the company rolls out updates for the built-in productivity tools on a regular basis. Successful Android app According to information posted in the Google Play Store, Microsoft Word alone has already recorded between 100 million and 500 million installs, which is impressive to say the least for a company whose original focus was Windows. Microsoft itself, however, says that it’s very committed to investing in Android apps, explaining that this is part of its effort to make its services available to customers who do not necessarily have a Windows device. “Our company will be pragmatic and embrace other mobile platforms with our productivity services, device management services, and development tools - regardless of a person’s phone choice, we want everyone to be able to experience what Microsoft has to offer them,” Terry Myerson, head of the Windows unit at Microsoft, said last year. If you want to get the latest version of Microsoft Office for Android, you can get Word, Excel, and PowerPoint here. Source
  9. The Document Foundation: Munich Returning to Windows and Office a Step Backwards Munich exploring a potential switch back to Windows The Document Foundation, which is also the maker of LibreOffice, the productivity suite that’s being used on Munich’s computers powered by LiMux, says in a statement that returning to Windows and Microsoft Office is a step backwards for the city because of a number of factors that include Microsoft’s proprietary formats. In a statement released today, The Document Foundation explains that the proposal that’s being discussed today by Munich authorities actually ignores the main reason the city abandoned Microsoft software in the first place: “independence from a single software vendor and the move from proprietary to standard document formats.” Document issues when upgrading Microsoft Office “Although the proposal associates MS Office document formats with the ‘industry standard’ concept, it should be clear that all MS Office documents are proprietary and obfuscated, and therefore inappropriate for interoperability, even when they have been recognized by international standard bodies such as ISO,” the organization explains in a press release that you can read in full below. The Document Foundation then goes on to point to a series of issues that might arise from moving back to Microsoft Office, such as document problems when upgrading from a previous release of Redmond’s productivity suite. Costs would also be substantially increased and the decision would be against the current trend of adopting open document standards in countries like the UK, France, Sweden, and the Netherlands. “The Document Foundation thinks that the proposal to be discussed on Wednesday, February 15, represents a significant step backwards for the City of Munich, with a substantial increase in expenditure, an unknown amount of hidden cost related to interoperability, and a questionable usage of taxpayers money,” the press release also states. Microsoft hasn’t yet issued a statement on Munich’s possible return to Windows and Office, but given that the proposal will be discussed in just a few hours, expect all the involved parties to release comments shortly after that. Press Release Source
  10. Office 2013 can now also put a stop to users opening documents containing nasty VBA macros. In Office 2016, if restrictions are placed on running macros, a Word document from the internet will display a red 'Blocked content' message. Citing a growth in macro-borne threats, Microsoft has opted to give Office 2013 users a feature from Office 2016 to selectively block macros and the malware they can carry. Office macros are a double-edged sword for the enterprise. They can improve productivity by automating routine tasks in Excel and Word, but they can be coded to deliver malware. Even though it's been possible since the days of Office 97 to disable macros by default, users have always had the option of enabling them, which has presented attackers with a way of spreading malware since the Melissa virus in 1999. More recently, macros have been used to deliver banking Trojans and ransomware. Fortunately, Microsoft earlier this year introduced a new feature in Group Policy for Office 2016 that allowed admins to block macros from loading in risky scenarios, such as when staff are opening Office email attachments from unknown senders, or when opening a file from Dropbox. Admins could also allow macros to run for certain trusted workflows. Microsoft this week extended the same feature to Office 2013 because customers have been demanding it to shield networks from a growing number of macro-based malware. To enable this feature for Office 2013, admins will need to use Microsoft's Group Policy Templates for Office 2013. Microsoft made some important changes to the way it warns users in Office 2016. In Office 2010, Word documents with macros would trigger a yellow security warning alongside an 'enable editing' button. In Office 2016, if restrictions are placed on running macros, a Word document that arrived from the internet will not display an 'enable editing; option. Instead, users see a red message stating 'Blocked content', with an explanation that macros are disabled by the admin for security reasons. It's likely that Office 2013 customers have been demanding Office 2016's selective macro-blocking feature due to ambiguous warnings in Office 2013. Carnegie Mellon University CERT/CC security researcher Will Dormann recently argued that the warnings in Office 2010 and Office 2013 were "dangerous" because neither version explained the consequences of enabling macros. At the same time, it gave users the single option of enabling macros. In Office 2016, Microsoft reverted to warnings similar to those found in Office 97, which instruct the user to enable macros if the file is from a trusted source, and to disable them if it's not. It also had three buttons: enable macros, do not open, and disable macros. Admins implement these controls by modifying macro settings in Office 2016 applications for Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), which is commonly used to write macros. Besides blocking VBA macros in Office documents from the internet, they can also adjust security warnings, how macros behave, and how antivirus scans encrypted VBA macros. Meanwhile, VBA macros that are allowed to run by default need to meet certain criteria, such as being signed by a developer who uses a valid and current signature. Article source
  11. New infostealer focuses only on the important files New infostealer steals only important files Threat actors are circulating a new type of infostealer trojan that will search for eleven file types and upload them to a C&C server. The files it targets are specific to enterprise environments, being mostly extensions associated with Microsoft Office applications. Based on a sample of the trojan, crooks are distributing this threat as a file named Aug_1st_java.exe, which currently has a very low detection rate on VirusTotal, 34/55. The distribution method is currently unknown, and it could be either via spam or via watering hole attacks. As is the case with almost all malware programs today, when users install this trojan, it will modify the Windows Registry to gain the ability to start automatically after the user reboots their computer. Trojan disguises as Google Chrome process Current versions of this yet unnamed infostealer trojan disguise themselves as the process of the Google Chrome browser, as pictured below. Right after it is installed, the trojan will collect data about the current computer and direct it to its C&C server, to which it sends communications via the MSMQ (Windows Message Queuing) protocol. The data it gathers includes the computer's name, the username, the version of Windows, the service pack version, and a list of currently installed applications. Trojan uses hacked websites to hide its C&C server The server it was caught communicating with by Lawrence Abrams, malware analyst for Bleeping Computer, is located at web4solution.net. When he contacted the company in charge of the domain, it came to light that their site had been compromised and loading a hidden iframe that relayed traffic to the real C&C server. The company cleaned their site, but the C&C server remained active and will continue to work, presumably with another redirect through another hacked website. Infostealer targets only eleven file types After the trojan reports to the C&C server, its malicious operations don't stop here, and it will start scanning the infected computer for eleven file types: INP, SQL, PDF, RTF, TXT, XLSX, XLS, PPTX, PPT, DOCX, and DOC. As you can see, most of them are Office-specific extensions, but others, like INP (Abaqus/CAE, used in engineering), SQL (extension used by database software), and PDF (Adobe Reader extension, document file), are for proprietary software usually found in enterprise networks. The trojan will upload all the files with these extensions to its C&C server and then write a log at C:Users[username]uninst.dll. "Corporate cybercrime and information theft has become a very lucrative business for malware developers," Abrams explains. "Not only does it allow them to steal corporate secrets to sell to the highest bidder, but it can also provide them with undisclosed financial reports that that can be used on the stock market." Trojan hiding as chrome.exe process Article source
  12. Lithuanian police switched to LibreOffice Now piloting use of Ubuntu Linux The savings were the main motive for the switch to LibreOffice, the police confirms in an email to the European Commission’s Open Source Observatory (OSOR). The switch saves the police EUR 1 million. The completion of the transition was announced on June 30. Management support Key to the success of the switch is support by the top management, the police confirms by email: “Deputy Police Commissioner General D. Malaškevičius personally took care of the project, in direct contact with the IT department.” “Changing to a slightly different desktop is very complicated”, the police writes in its announcement. “Once staff members realised the huge amounts of money we saved, they became open to change, and quickly adapted to using the LibreOffice word processor, spreadsheet, presentation application, its mathematics tool and database solution”, the statement quotes General Malaškevičius as saying. “We did not have any specific change management plans, the police writes to OSOR. “The dates were set by the order of the Police Commissioner General.” Next steps LibreOffice is one of several open source solutions in use at the Lithuanian police. “About 30% of the software is open source”, the police writes. It uses this type of software for email, for project management and online file sharing. The police is now testing the use of Ubuntu Linux. One unit, totalling nearly 50 workstations, have switched to Ubuntu, and will continue to use it until the end of this year. The police in Lithuania did not contact their colleagues in France and Italy. In France, the Gendarmerie has 65,000 PC workstations running Ubuntu Linux and LibreOffice. In Italy, the Ministry of Defence expects to save EUR 26-29 million over the coming years by using LibreOffice on about 100,000 desktop workstations. More information: Police force announcement (in Lithuanian) LibreOffice Denmark blog post (in Danish) Radio France Internationale news item (in French) 15Min news item (in Lithuanian) Blog post in Spanish Source
  13. LibreOffice patches Use After Free vulnerability Just like many of the apps from the Microsoft Office collection, open-source office suite LibreOffice can be an attractive target for malware coders if enough vulnerabilities provide them with a way to infect end users. For the past few years, LibreOffice has made a name for itself as the open-source alternative to Microsoft's Office suite, with a very large feature set and an ever-growing user following, sometimes even among official government agencies. At the same time, security researchers from the Cisco Talos team are known to find, disclose, and help fix major security vulnerabilities in some of the biggest and most used open-source projects around. Previously, the team discovered critical vulnerabilities in 7-Zip, the Libarchive project, and the Graphite font processing library, most of them unknown projects but which have been embedded into some of the world's largest applications, ranging from Firefox to the Linux OS. CVE-2016-4324 - Use After Free vulnerability in LibreOffice These researchers have now taken LibreOffice in their sights. According to their latest advisory, the LibreOffice project has just patched a serious vulnerability that, in theory, makes the application attractive to hackers, who can use it to spread malware in the same way they abuse Microsoft Word. Everybody has received by now at least one malicious Word document attached to spam email, which, when downloaded and executed, will install malware on their system through one Office exploit or another. Cisco Talos researchers discovered CVE-2016-4324, which is a Use After Free security vulnerability in the way LibreOffice parses RTF files. Exploitation is trivial, but a second-stage exploit is needed Crooks can craft malicious RTF files, which, when the user opens them, will allow them to access a previous location of LibreOffice's allocated memory, where crooks can store and execute malicious code. Exploiting this vulnerability is simple, with crooks needing to add both a stylesheet and superscript element inside the RTF file, along with the code they want to execute. These types of vulnerabilities are called RCE (Remote Code Execution) and are the most sought-after bugs, allowing crooks to literally take over the device by executing code in the application's context. A large number of LibreOffice bugs will make the app an attractive target The Office suite is riddled with these types of bugs, which, even if they require user interaction (opening the file) and second-stage exploits (to elevate privileges), are constantly used by both cyber-espionage groups and your regular day-to-day malware coders. "Although the [RTF] format standard has not evolved since 2008, the format remains widely supported by word processing suites," Cisco's Aleksandar Nikolic writes. "Attackers have previously exploited RTF parser vulnerabilities in MS Office, and used RTF files as a vector for embedding other malicious objects." The good news is that Cisco hasn't detected any malware campaigns abusing this flaw and that the LibreOffice team has quickly patched the issue in its latest versions (5.1.4.2/5.2.0.1 RC1). Nevertheless, a rising number of vulnerabilities, coupled with LibreOffice's growing success, will no doubt grab the attention of threat groups looking to broaden their attack vector. Taking into account that RTF files are a common payload for delivering malware, it never hurts to add a secondary payload, just in case the file is opened with LibreOffice instead of Office. Article source
  14. Microsoft Office 2016 16.0.6741.2017 Microsoft Office 2016 (Office 16) is the complete, cross-platform, cross-device solution for the modern workplace, with smart tools for individuals, teams, and businesses. It can open your applications, documents anywhere, across multiple devices. Get the installed applications you know and trust – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access. Always have the latest, full installed versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access and capture your ideas however you work best – using a keyboard, pen, or touchscreen. Microsoft Office 2016 will offer new security, compliance, and deployment features, giving organizations more control over sensitive data and IT more flexibility in deployment and management. Microsoft expanded the Office footprint to iPad and Android tablets. Upgraded Office experiences on the Mac, the iPhone and on the web. Also have been added new apps to the Office family with Sway and Office Lens. All designed to keep your work moving, everywhere. While you’ve seen us focus on tuning Office for different platforms over the last year, make no mistake, Office on Windows desktop is central to our strategy. Microsoft Office 2016 suite includes applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 365, or Office 2013 users can open documents created without any additional action. Customers using earlier versions of Office may need to download and install a compatibility pack. New in Microsoft Office 2016: Your documents, anywhere – Across the Office 2016 applications, it’s easier to use the power of feature-rich applications to create, open, edit and save files in the cloud from your desktop, so you can access them from anywhere and on any device. In addition, new modern attachments in Outlook make it easy to attach files from OneDrive and automatically configure permission for the recipients – without leaving Outlook. All making it easier to share and collaborate on your work with others. Collaboration – Real-time co-authoring is available in the Office Online apps today and we’re bringing that experience to the Windows Desktop applications, starting with Word. When you and your team are working in Word 2016 and/or Office online, you’ll be able to see where other editors are working and what they are writing – all in real-time. Smart Applications – Applications will learn as you work, taking advantage of subtle cues and clues to help you stay on task and get more out of Office. Tell Me, a new search tool available in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, serves up the commands you need by simply typing what you want to do. Clutter – a new Exchange feature that lights up in Outlook – uses machine learning to analyze your email patterns and de-clutter your inbox by moving lower priority messages out of your way and into a new Clutter folder. And Insights, powered by Bing, finds you contextual information from the web within the reading experience. Data analysis made faster and easier – New analysis capabilities are built into Excel, so you can pull, map, analyze and visualize your data faster and easier than ever. One-click forecasting. Create forecasts on your data series with one click to future trends. Intuitive data connecting and shaping capabilities. With integrated Power Query, use Excel as your personal analysis workspace by connecting to and viewing all the data around you. Take advantage of a broad range of data sources, including tables from websites, corporate data like SAP Business Objects, unstructured sources like Hadoop, and services like Salesforce. After bringing all your data together in one place, quickly shape and combine to fit your unique business needs and get to analysis in seconds Easy data modeling and powerful analysis. With improved Power Pivot features as part of Excel, map different data sets with drag-and-drop ease to build data models to give you the bigger picture of your business. Take advantage of intuitive analysis functions, automatic time grouping and other features that enhance your PivotTable and PivotChart analysis experience. Now with the ability to calculate 100s of millions of rows of data, perform deeper analysis with high speed. Publish to Microsoft Power BI Preview. Effortlessly publish and share your Excel workbooks to users of Power BI. New modern charts and graphs, including TreeMap, Sunburst, Waterfall, Box and Whisker and Histogram and Pareto in Excel help you to present your data in fresh ways. Microsoft Office 2016 is available in English, Arabic, Brazilian (Portuguese), Bulgarian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Latin), Slovenian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. https://products.office.com/en-US/products?omkt=en-US retail iso anyone ?
  15. Clippy wouldn't stand for any of that messing THE BLACKENERGY malware threat is back and being enabled by people and an unpatched Office 2013 vulnerability that really should have been put to pastures already. BlackEnergy is the industrial systems nightmare that has made itself an unwelcome guest in a variety of places. It gets knocked down, but it can get up again. Security firm SentinelOne explained in a BlackEnergy 3 security analysis (PDF) that an unpatched system is one option for entry, but that the most likely explanation is a mischievous insider. "Execution of this particular BlackEnergy 3 attack vector is likely the work of an internal actor, especially in the case of SCADA systems. This is due to the fact that Office 2013 has already been patched against CVE-2014-4114," the company said. "The only two options to carry out the attack are to target a victim's machine that was not patched, or get an internal employee to accidentally or deliberately execute the infected Excel documents causing the malware to propagate inside the network. "At this point it would be highly unlikely that organisations have not deployed the patch against CVE-2014-4114, thus the most likely conclusion is use of an internal actor." Yeah you'd think that, but you might be surprised by what the real world has to say about patchwork patching. BlackEnergy has been a bother since 2007, and has mostly been used against state targets. SentinelOne is betting on an official bad guy here. "We're confident that a particular government is well aware of this new attack and is actively participating in the development of its core code/plugins," the firm added. Ukrainian utilities firms were hit in an attack earlier this month, and a finger was pointed at BlackEnergy. Again, the activity looked state sponsored, selective and sophisticated. "We have discovered that the reported case was not an isolated incident and that other energy companies in Ukraine were targeted by cyber criminals at the same time," said security firm ESET. "Furthermore, we found out that the attackers have been using a malware family on which we have had our eye for quite some time now: BlackEnergy. "Specifically, the BlackEnergy backdoor has been used to plant a KillDisk component onto the targeted computers that would render them unbootable." Article source
  16. It’s no secret by now that Microsoft has their own apps on rival platforms like iOS and Android. Google has actually named Microsoft’s Office Lens as one of their Best of 2015 apps, along with Microsoft Word. Glad to see at least two of Microsoft’s apps receiving praise from Google. Office Lens, for those that did not know, is an app that allows you to trim, enhance, and make pictures of whiteboards and documents into a readable format and saves them to OneNote. Office Lens can convert images to PDF, Word, and even PowerPoint. At the time of this story, Office Lens has had over 70,000 reviews and has an average rating of 4.5. There are over a million installs of Office Lens on Android devices. Microsoft Word, on the other hand, offers a familiar look and feel on the go. Microsoft Word has over 269 thousand reviews, with an average rating of 4.4. There are more than 10,000,000 installs of this app! Skype has also made the list, having an average rating of 4.1 and close to 8 thousand reviews. It’s not the first time one of Microsoft’s apps have made it to a top-ten list. Time Magazine recently named Microsoft Translator as one of the top-ten apps of 2015. We’re glad to see Microsoft’s app development efforts prove to be appealing to consumers, no matter what platform they are on. You can check out Google’s list of best apps here. News source
  17. LibreOffice and Thunderbird Projects Could Join Forces to Fight Microsoft Office and Outlook Discussions about a collaboration or integration are ongoing Mozilla stopped the active development of the Thunderbird email client a few years ago and moved the reigns of the project in the hand of volunteers and members of the community. Mozilla is not seeing a future for this kind of applications, but it looks like that's not really the case. Thunderbird is described as PIM, personal information manager, and it integrates functions like email, address book, calendar, and tasks. As it turns out, The Document Foundation would welcome the integration of such a powerful application into its own suite, and that's not really that far from happening. Thunderbird and LibreOffice might have a future together It's not really all that difficult to see that Thunderbird is not moving in straight line and that the development of the application has slowed down considerably. New features are rarely added and most of the releases just integrate security fixes. Some discussions have been started by the Chair of the Thunderbird Council, R Kent James, who wants to know what's happening with the relationship between Thunderbird and Mozilla. It turns out that the email client could move out of the house, sooner rather than later. "I understand that Thunderbird's future is currently under discussion and pretty much open. If it is decided to move Thunderbird out of Mozilla, I'd like to suggest to reach out to The Document Foundation and ask if they are interested. It seems to me that Thunderbird might be a good addition to their LibreOffice productivity suite," Executive Chairwoman for the Mozilla Foundation Mitchell Baker said just a couple of days ago. The Document Foundation is already planning to develop its own PIM software and that might not be necessary if Thunderbird joins forces. For now, only talks took place, but it actually looks like a really good match. A comprehensive wiki, albeit unofficial, has been put together with all the ideas and statements that have been made so far regarding a collaboration between The Document Foundation and Thunderbird. Source
  18. The Collabora Productivity suite is becoming a force The UK Government is looking to shed its dependency on proprietary software and entered into a new commercial deal with an open source software company Collabora Productivity that adapts LibreOffice for the use in enterprise environments. Collabora Productivity is not the kind of company to usually get in the news, and it's used to doing things without asking for any special recognition. With such a huge move from the UK Government, through its Crown Commercial Service (CCS) body, it will be difficult for Collabora to keep a low profile. It's worth noting that Collabora is one of the biggest contributors to LibreOffice, and it has the largest team of certified LibreOffice engineers. GovOffice is the name of the LibreOffice suite for the public sector, and it's actually more than just a simple adoption. The deal signed by the UK Government is called the "Cloud Transition Agreement," and that means that it also includes a product named CloudSuite, which provides its users with cloud-based and mobile access, viewing and editing locally on devices, and online in web browsers. It hasn't been released yet, but it's going to bring crucial functionality. Microsoft is taking a big hit It's difficult for Microsoft to keep pace with a free office suite. Collabora is not selling the UK Government anything, but they are hired to provide technical assistance and support. It's not free, but it's a lot cheaper than paying for licenses and support at the same time. "UK Government buyers have signed a new commercial deal for Open Source office applications on desktop, mobile, and cloud. The 'Cloud Transition Agreement' between the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), an executive arm of the Cabinet Office, and British Open Source software firm Collabora Productivity, states the Government's commitment to Open Source and Open Document Format, and offers major cost savings for public sector bodies," is noted in the official announcement. It's likely that we'll get to see much more of this going on with other governments in 2016, and LibreOffice's reach will expand a great deal. Source
  19. Google launches new anti-Microsoft Office campaign The race between Microsoft and Google continues, this time with a move made by the latter that’s supposed to bring in more customers looking for a more affordable productivity suite. It’s not a secret that Microsoft has been pushing hard for Office 365 subscriptions in the last couple of years and so far the plan seems to be working very well, but Google, which is also betting big on this side of the business, is now targeting Redmond’s very own customers with a very special offer. SFGate is reporting that a new campaign involving Google for Work is offering companies and governments currently using Office 365 the chance to switch sides without paying a single cent until their Microsoft subscription comes to an end. Basically, if your organization still has two years of subscription for Microsoft Office, you can move to Google for Work and the search company will let you use their productivity solutions without paying a single cent in the next 24 months. Afterwards, you can negotiate special deals which Google plans to have at least the same price as Microsoft’s Office 365. Currently limited to the United States For the moment, Google’s new offer is limited to the United States and runs for the next six months, but according to the aforementioned source, the company is already planning to bring it in other countries in the coming weeks. There’s also a catch though: if your organization has more than 3,000 users, you won’t be able to switch to Google for Work without paying for the productivity services. But yet, this is still a very appealing offer, because it’s estimated that Google would cut its revenues by up to $360,000 (320,000 Euro) per year in the case of a company with 3,000 employees switching from Office 365 to its own services. And as if that wasn’t enough, Google also plans to pay approximately $75,000 (69,000 Euros) to companies making the change from Office 365 in order to make the transition more affordable. Obviously, Microsoft just can’t sit and watch customers jumping ship, so expect the Redmond-based software giant to offer an answer anytime soon. Office is currently the company’s number one cash cow, with revenues of $23.5 billion (19.5 billion Euro) reported for FY2014. Source
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  24. Microsoft has a pretty generous installation policy for people who want to use the full version of Word, Excel and PowerPoint on Apple's iPad. People who have an Office 365 Home Premium subscription are allowed, via Microsoft's End User License Agreement, to install and use the full versions of those apps on up to five iPads, in addition to up to five Windows and Mac PCs, for the price of $9.99 a month or $99.99 for 12 months. However, as CNet reports, it looks like anyone with a Microsoft account and a paid Office 365 subscription can simply pass that login information to others in order to activate more Office on iPad apps beyond the five tablet limit. In fact, there seems to be no restrictions on just how much an Office 365 subscription can be shared. In a statement, Microsoft admits, "Similar to our commercial use rights, we do not strictly enforce the limit on tablet installations, but trust that our users respect and understand the device limits outlined in the EULA." The company did say that it tracks the number of tablet installs on each Office 365 account so in theory someone who abuses the limit could be discovered. Of course, unlike a stand-alone software product purchase, Office 365 subscriptions could not be renewed by the original account holder so if that happens all those Office for iPad installs will revert back to "read only" mode. Source: CNet
  25. After months of rumors and speculation, Microsoft Office for iPad got officially released. The productivity suite is available in the App Store as three separate apps – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. As initially expected, editing documents on an Apple iPad with the new app will require Microsoft Office 365 subscription. Users with no subscription will only be able to view documents via the productivity suite. Microsoft released a promo video to mark the release of the new app. Check it out below. Redmond’s productivity suite will be facing strong competition in the App Store. Apple’s own Pages, as well as Google Drive are available on the platform free of charge. Source
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