In a scary headline for the day, a new strain of malware is spreading by Microsoft Word files that is platform agnostic: It targets both Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X in the same file. It’s a macro/VBA-embedded Word document that when opened and macros enabled will download additional files off the internet to cause its pain. You can see a more technical writeup over here.
We’ve said it before: Macro-enabled Word documents are bad news and should be avoided. Get some good email protection, content filtering and good anti-virus to help prevent this stuff from getting to your network in the first place. But if it does get there, make sure you can recognize and toss it out before it becomes an issue.