Macro malware on the rise (again)

I have reported on the subject of macros and how I consider them a security risk multiple times on this blog (see and Also, in my talks macros are a frequent topic.

Now, Virus Bulletin ( has observed a rise in macro related malware, specifically trojan horses. I encourage you to read the report and see for yourself why macros need to be treated carefully. Maybe, sometime in the future, macros will be really extinct. I certainly hope so. However, before that happens we will need to find a way to bring comparable functionality to end-users without the security problems.

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