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Explained: What is Windows Smart App Control and what it means for users

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Explained: What is Windows Smart App Control and what it means for users

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Microsoft introduced the Smart App Control (SAC) security feature by including it with the latest OS version — Windows 11.

Recently, Microsoft restarted blocking macros in Office files downloaded from the Internet.

This decision by the tech giant forced attackers to switch to new file types to deliver their malicious payloads on victims' devices, including -- ISO, RAR, and Windows Shortcut (LNK) files.


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Author / Journalist: Arghanshu Bose

Category: Technology

Topics: Windows security Sac Windows shortcut Workas Smart app control David weston Microsoft Windows smart app control Windows insiders Office

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Published On: 2022-08-06, 19:31:10

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Reading Time: 5 minutes read

Article Length: 811 words

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News ID: 117332

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