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Move over Macros, Office DDE exploits arrive

Move over macros, Office DDE exploits arrive!

Office macros have been the primary choice of attacks by malicious actors for years.  IT administrators and users have learned to be cautious before running macros. The Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) protocol has been around much longer but hadn't been used for attacks.  It's a...

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Hancitor Picking Up Steam

The Hancitor (aka Chanitor & TorDal) malicious downloader has been picking up steam.

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More Malicious Macros Impersonate UK Winery

Another day, another slew of custom crafted MS Word documents with macro functionality hits our filters. Macros used to be a tool of convenience for Microsoft documents such as Word and Excel, but now they're primarily used for internet evil, so much so that Microsoft has had them disabled by default for years now. The...

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More Malicious Macros

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