Microsoft OneNote Starts Blocking Malicious File Extensions

Microsoft OneNote Starts Blocking Malicious File Extensions

Microsoft has announced enhanced security features for OneNote users, including automatic blocking of embedded files with questionable extension.

OneNote is a part of the Office suite that is frequently used by business users for note-taking and task management. It also offers features for multi-user collaboration. OneNote has been misused to spread malware, just like other Office programs, in part because OneNote documents let attackers attach files that would be executed with little to no user notification.

Users were specifically informed that opening a OneNote attachment might be harmful, but they had the choice to ignore the alert and open the embedded file right away.

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