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Office Macros Will Soon Be Blocked by Default (Again)

Microsoft is getting ready to reinstate the policy that automatically blocks Microsoft Office macros by default for all users.

The company originally introduced the change earlier this year but silently disabled it due to what it later confirmed to be the feedback it received from users.

While the company promised to reinstate the change at a later time, no ETA has ever been offered as to when it could happen. But as spotted by Neowin, Microsoft has recently updated the documentation on the blocking of Office macros, therefore suggesting that the block will come into effect sooner rather than later.

“VBA macros are a common way for malicious actors to gain access to deploy malware and ransomware. Therefore, to help improve security in Office, we’re changing the … (read more)

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