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How to block password protected Word attachment

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:11 am
by cglmicro
Hi guys.

I receive more and more emails with .DOCX WORD document attached and the password in plain text in the email. As you know, it contain links that lead to infected ransomware, or VBS code.

How do you block these on your MailCleaners?

Re: How to block password protected Word attachment

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:07 pm
by FlorianB
Hello,
Is this enabled already ?
Configuration -> Content protection -> Message Format Controls -> Password protected archives : Block
As new office documents are archives it should works i suppose.
Regards,
Florian

Re: How to block password protected Word attachment

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:38 pm
by cglmicro
Hi Florian.

It was ALLOW, I've set it to BLOCK and it still got through on my test no1.
I then tried to send a .7z on my test no2 that also got through.
Now I don't know why, DOCX pass-protected are effectively blocked (X-MailCleaner-SpamCheck: spam, ClamSpam (PUA.SecuriteInfo.com.Encrypted-Microsoft-document.UNOFFICIAL)), but .7z and .zip pass-protected always got through.

Any suggestion why MC is not blocking them also?