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Microsoft To Block This Vital MS Office Feature Soon

  • Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFTconfirmed blocking Visual Basic Applications (VBA) macros in Office apps by default from July 27.

  • Microsoft had quietly rolled back the change earlier this month, citing unspecified "user feedback," the TechCrunch reports.

  • Microsoft believed that the initial rollout in June caused issues for organizations using macros to automate routine processes, such as data collection or running specific tasks.

  • Microsoft acknowledged pausing the rollout to make some additional changes to enhance usability.

  • Microsoft shared plans to disable macros by default in February to prevent threat actors from abusing the feature and delivering malware via email attachments.

  • Earlier this year infamous hacker group Lapsus$ claimed to have stolen the source code for the Bing search engine and Cortana voice assistant.

  • Microsoft security chief Charlie Bell had emphasized the importance of solving cyberattacks by adopting the cloud.

  • The tech giant has been through a lot lately, including slashing down its earnings outlook, hiring slowdown, and reports of Azure data centers operating with limited server capacity amid a global supply crisis.

  • Price Action: MSFT shares traded lower by 0.72% at $262.94 on the last check Friday.

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