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Seven Deadliest Microsoft Attacks by Naomi Alpern, Mike Borkin, Brian Barber, Rob Kraus

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Macro and ActiveX Defenses

The bad news is that macro and Active X attacks are a class of attacks, which are both popular and effective, and will continue to morph and take advantage of new vulnerabilities and therefore will continue to be a risk no matter what you do. The good news is that because these attacks are so popular there are many ways to defend yourself or your organization against these attacks without having to jump through a lot of hoops.

Deploy Network Edge Strategies

The network edge is both your first and last line of defense against attacks using active content such as macros and ActiveX. To understand this, you need to think about how the malicious content can get into your network and how it can deliver any payload back ...

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