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Microsoft Office 2016 15.40

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

Microsoft has issued version 15.40 of its Office 2016 [1] application suite, a maintenance update focused on security. The release provides enhanced security as a defense-in-depth [2] measure in Word and patches a security feature bypass vulnerability in Excel that allowed an attacker to embed a malicious control in an Excel worksheet. ($149.99 for one-time purchase, free update through Microsoft AutoUpdate, release notes [3], 10.10+)