Delivery of outdated MS Office formats via e-mail blocked

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Due to the existing IT security risk when receiving outdated MS Office documents, archives and executable files, the CERT of the TU Darmstadt has blocked these formats on the recommendation of the Hessen-CERT since January of the current year.

Recipients of such messages are informed that an e-mail addressed to them has been blocked due to its attachment and from which e-mail address it was sent. The sender will also be informed of the reason for the non-delivery.

The HRZ has no further information, such as on the content of the e-mail. If you expected an e-mail from the sender, please contact them and ask them to resend the message with a converted attachment.

Further information

Further information on the affected blocked formats can be found here