If you have Office 2010, the software checks files from other sources to make sure they are valid, meaning the documents are filled with words, numbers and images, not malware, malicious code and attacks.
Now the exact same Office File Validation Tool is available for Office 2003 and 2007 as a download (presuming the tool is valid enough to install).
Hackers have been futzing with Office files in what are called file format attacks. These attacks are thwarted by the validation tool which compares the downloaded or imported file with a set of rules -- similar to how security software uses virus signatures.
Posted by Doug Barney on 04/20/2011 at 1:18 PM
IT professionals overseeing operations in organizations increasingly will need developer expertise associated with cloud services as well, according to an IDC study, announced on Monday.
Microsoft was ordered to pay $20 million and take measures to assure child privacy under the terms of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), per a Monday U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announcement.
Microsoft 365 services, including Exchange Online and the Outlook on the Web App, were disrupted on Monday, June 5 due to a problematic Microsoft service update.
Microsoft is ending support for Cortana -- the company's voice-activated virtual assistant -- in Windows 10 and 11.
Here's how to set up your own developer account (no, you don't need to be a developer to take advantage of it).
More Tech Library