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Microsoft Updates Office 365 With Recovery Tool and Ransomware Protection

Microsoft Updates Office 365 With Recovery Tool and Ransomware Protection


Microsoft Updates Office 365 With Recovery Tool and Ransomware Protection.


Microsoft new updates of office 365 Home and Personal Edition. A tool to protect their 365 customers from Cybercrime including Ransomware now.


According to Kirk Koenigsbauer,Microsoft corporate Vice President for office said in blog,

With the growing presence and sophistication of online threats like viruses, ransomware, and other cyber threats, it’s increasingly important to have the right protection and tools to help protect your devices, personal information, and files from being compromised.

The new protection capabilities offer subscribers additional peace of mind with:


  • File recovery from malicious attacks like ransomware.
  • Tools to help keep your information secure and private.
  • Advanced protection from viruses and cybercrime.


Files Restore - Microsoft says, we’re bringing our powerful Files Restore feature from OneDrive for Business to your personal OneDrive account, so it doesn’t matter if they’re work or personal files they’re protected in OneDrive. Files Restore allows you to restore your entire OneDrive to a previous point in time within the last 30 days. You can use this feature to recover from an accidental mass delete, file corruption, ransomware, or another catastrophic event.

Ransomware detection & recovery - Office 365 can now detect ransomware attacks and help you restore your OneDrive to a point before files were compromised, so you don’t have to submit to cybercriminal demands.


Office 365 is adding three new capabilities to help keep your data secure and private in these cases.

Password protected sharing links - Microsoft adding an additional security option for links you share in OneDrive. You will now be able to set and require a password to access a shared file or folder. This prevents others from accessing your files if your intended recipient accidentally forwards or shares the link.

Email encryption - Email encryption in Outlook.com offers an added layer of protection and ensures end-to-end encryption of your email. Unlike Outlook.com, some email providers don’t encrypt their connection, making it easy for hackers to intercept and read your communication. When you use Outlook.com email encryption, your email remains encrypted over a secure connection minimizing the threat of your information being intercepted or leaked to cyber criminals.

Prevent forwarding - You can now restrict your email recipients from forwarding or copying emails you send from Outlook.com. Additionally, Microsoft Office documents you attach to these emails are encrypted even after downloading, so if the recipient shares or forwards your attachment, the recipient of the forwarded email will not be able to open the attachment. Emails sent with the prevent forwarding option are also encrypted.

In October 2017, Microsoft announced advanced link checking and attachment scanning in Outlook.com to protect you from previously unseen viruses and phishing scams in real-time. Also its added in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. If the link is suspicious, you will be redirected to a warning screen recommending you don’t access the site.

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