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Microsoft Excel update is offering some welcome extra security protection – TechRadar

Microsoft encourages other antivirus products to use its new protection mechanism

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Microsoft has announced that it has broadened the scope of the Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) with Office 365 to hunt for Excel 4.0 (XLM) macros.
The move is the result of an increase in XLM-based malware. Interestingly, XLM is Excels legacy macro language that was replaced with Visual Basic for Application (VBA) in the early 1990s. 
This integration, an example of the many security features released for Microsoft 365 Apps on a regular basis, reflects our commitment to continuously increase protection…

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