Now office 365 users get’s built-in Ransomware Detection, Recovery & Email encryption. The new functions are coming to Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscribers.

The Ransomware capabilities will be available to office 365 users soon and other features like Password protected sharing links, email encryption, and prevent forwarding will be in upcoming weeks. Also, you can Read Ransomware Attack Response and Mitigation Checklist.

Recover files & Ransomware detection for Office 365

With the new File Restore option, you can recover the files of your one drive to the previous point of time within the 30 days. The new feature enables you to recover the accidental file removal, ransomware, file damage and other catastrophic events.

Office 365 users get alerted through an email, mobile, or desktop notification if their files are under attack and provided guidance to restore the files based on the date and time of the attack.


Microsoft adds password protection for sending an email or sharing a link so that it will be sent only to the intended recipients.

While sharing the links office 365 users are provided with an option to set a password for accessing a shared file or folder. Email encryption with outlook adds additional security layer and ensures end-to-end encryption of your email.

Recipients use to receive a link to the trusted Office 365 webpage where they can choose to receive a one-time passcode or re-authenticate with a trusted provider before viewing the email.

“When composing an email in, sensitive information like social security numbers can be detected to provide you with a suggestion to send with encryption” says Microsoft.

Prevent forwarding restricts users from copying or forwarding emails that you sent from the outlook. Emails sent with the prevent forwarding option are also encrypted.

Advanced link checking option encounters the malicious links that you in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. With its real-time detection, it checks the destination website is likely to download malware onto your computer or if it’s related to a phishing scam.

“Today’s announcements have focused on new, advanced protection capabilities for our Office 365 Home and Personal subscribers. However, those who use our free services also have strong protections in place. This includes robust Microsoft account security like two-factor authentication and anomalous sign-in detection”


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