Disable link functionality in Office 2010
Posted on 2013-12-17
I'm trying to secure a kiosk computer (public facing PC) and disable all unnecessary/risky functionality on the machine.
I found some software that automates most of this (right-click disabled, start menu disabled, ctrl+alt+del restricted, keyboard shortcuts, etc), and the machine is on a segmented network so our private network is secure.
One vulnerability we found is that in Office 2010 (I'm told users shall have access to Word) is that a user can type in \\computername\C$ and then open Windows Explorer. From there, they can navigate to anywhere (including \system32 and command line; a savvy user can pretty much own the computer.
Question is this, how can I disable links/linking in Office?