Use TeamViewer? Fix this dangerous permissions bug with an update

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:42:54 +0000

A potentially dangerous permissions bug in TeamViewer grants unauthorised access to either the client or the server—and patches may take up to a week to fully roll out.

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An emerging trend of DDE based Office malware – an analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Aniruddha Dolas| Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:27:30 +0000

For the past few years, we have been seeing macro-based attacks through Object Linking Embedding (OLE)/Microsoft Office files. But, presently, attackers are using a different technique to spread malware through Office files – using a new attack vector called ‘Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)’. DDE is an authorized Microsoft Office feature that provides several methods for transferring data between applications. Once the communication protocol is established, it doesn’t require user interactions…

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Microsoft Office DDE zero-day: are you protected?

Credit to Author: Bill Brenner| Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:15:34 +0000

Microsoft Office DDE zero-day enables attacks without using macros.<img alt=”” border=”0″ src=”https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=news.sophos.com&#038;blog=834173&#038;post=43455&#038;subd=sophos&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ /><img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/lPxny4w09gk” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Fake IRS notice delivers customized spying tool

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:00:24 +0000

Threat actors leverage a Microsoft Office exploit to spy on their victims. In this blog post, we will review its delivery mechanism and analyze the malware we observed, a modified version of a commercial Remote Administration Tool (RAT).

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Petya-esque ransomware is spreading across the world

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:26:29 +0000

Ringing in with echoes of WannaCry, Petya (or Petrwrap, NotPetya), is a new ransomware strain outbreak affecting many users around the world.

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WannaCry’s Never Say Die Attitude Keeps It Going!

Credit to Author: Pradeep Kulkarni| Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:17:59 +0000

Over the past few months, the cybersecurity world was at buzz due to the infamous WannaCry ransomware attack. The attack was launched on a massive scale. The campaign started after the disclosure of NSA exploit leak by a hacker group called Shadow Brokers. Taking advantage of unpatched systems all over…

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How did the WannaCry Ransomworm spread?

Credit to Author: Adam McNeil| Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 14:00:45 +0000

Security researchers have had a busy week since the WannaCry ransomware outbreak that wreaked havoc on computers worldwide. How did it all happen?

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