Microsoft intends to allow. Office 365 Administrators make sure that end users cannot override the organization-wide policies set up to block active content despite trusted documentation.
Trusted documents are files that contain active content such as ActiveX controls, macros, and dynamic data exchange (DDE) functions that do not require user interaction, but are still open without displaying hints or warnings. Stays
However, such active content is misused by self-threatening actors. Enables bypassing active content files embedded in trusted documents so far. Safe view. Security, but Microsoft is about to change the default setting.
“We are changing the behavior of Office applications to enforce policies that block active content (such as Macro, ActiveX, DDE) on trusted documents.” The company announced In its Microsoft 365 roadmap.
Admins know better.
All currently active content embedded in trusted documents will run smoothly, even if the IT administrator has developed a policy to block such content.
“As part of tightening ongoing office security, the IT administrator’s choice to block active content will now take precedence over the end user’s trusted documentation,” Microsoft explained.
The change will ensure that if an admin has blocked active content, even trusted documents containing such content will be opened under safe view, even if a user has accessed such content. Enable content to run without warning.
According to the roadmap, Microsoft plans to introduce this new feature to all Microsoft 365 users worldwide by the end of October 2021.