Microsoft is touting a new set of security features designed to lock down Word and Excel. The software giant said it hopes the move will end Office’s run as a favourite target of malware authors and remote attackers.

Josh Edwards, technical product manager for Microsoft Office, explained in an interview with that Microsoft completely restructured the way it approaches security in the latest release of Office.

Edwards said that the new approach began three years ago when the company realised that it had to make security a central priority.

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