EOP resources for malware prevention

In light of the recent malware news, a couple of my colleagues put together a list of Exchange Online resources. This list is by no means definitive or complete, it is just a place to start when thinking about configuration options in Exchange Online Protection. EOP Best practices: includes how to create rules for extension blocking…

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The Common Attachment Types Filter

The Common Attachment Types Filter is a feature that was rolled out to Exchange Online earlier this year. If you haven’t opened your malware filter for a while, you may not even know this new filter is there! With this filter, you no longer need to create transport rules to block file types as attachments…

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Common Attachment Blocking (CAB) is coming to EOP

UPDATE: Common Attachment Blocking has been released in EOP as the Common Attachment Types Filter. See my new article, Common Attachment Types Filter, for more information on this feature.   The following article was written by Rob McCarthy who is a Business Program Manager for Readiness in Microsoft. We are happy to announce that Common…

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Support Hot Topics – Reducing the threat of zero-day malware

Welcome to the second episode in our Support Hot Topics for Exchange Online Protection series. I’m joined in this episode by my co-worker, Jason, and we discuss Exchange Online Protection strategies that can help reduce the threat of zero-day malware. I have seen an increase in zero-day malware attacks that use social engineering to get…

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Tips to prevent Zero-Day Malware with EOP

I have recently seen a lot of zero-day malware attacks and interestingly, these attacks aren’t even trying to be covert. In these cases, the malware is attached to an email in the form of an executable file and the recipient is asked to run the attachment. Being in the technology works, people like you and…

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