Microsoft Office is rolling out Ransomware Protection feature for all OneDrive users. Previously available only for OneDrive for Business, this feature will make sure not only to protect your data but also warn you about a ransomware attack when it detects it.
Windows Defender which comes as native anti-virus solution for Windows 10 already offers this, and now with OneDrive getting it, no matter on which platform you are, it becomes a crown for the company.
According to the official blog post, OneDrive is getting two new capabilities to recover the files in case of ransomware attack.
This will make sure that you can get back to the previous point in time within the last 30 days. You can use it for almost anything, and not just ransomware which includes 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. An alert is instantly sent through an email, mobile, or desktop notification and guided through a recovery process where you’ll find the date and time of attack preselected in Files Restore, making the process simple and easy to use. As these threats evolve, we are continuously improving detection capabilities to help keep you safe from the most advanced ransomware.
Apart from these, Office 365 has also rolled out the option to password protect links which are shared, disable email forwarding, email encryption, advanced link checking in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and more.