"If you think Windows software security is bad today, then you missed the “good
old days” of Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE), Object Linking and Embedding (OLE),
and Office macros security holes. While DDE and OLE are now nothing but the
source of nightmares for gray-haired Windows developers, Windows software
macros security holes live on.
Giovanni Vigna, VMware‘s Senior Director of Threat Intelligence at its
Networking and Security Business Unit (NSBU), pointed out this sad fact at
Black Hat 2021 in a presentation showing how Excel 4 macros live on to cause
It’s 2021 and Microsoft Excel 4, yes, the early 90s Excel, still poses a
significant security threat today.
Via Steven Vaughan-Nichols.
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics