Beware opening RTF files in Office 2011
Published March 27th, 2014 at 3:06 PM EDT , modified March 27th, 2014 at 3:06 PM EDT
Earlier this week (while I was out of town, of course!), Microsoft announced a vulnerability in Office that would allow a maliciously-crafted RTF file to execute code automatically when opened. Office 2011 for Mac is listed as being vulnerable. There are already exploits using this bug to install malware on Windows, but it’s unclear on whether this might also affect the Mac. Probably not, if I had to guess, but just to be safe, disable opening of RTF files in Office 2011 for now.