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Warning! Trojan Droppers Exploiting Symbolic Link …

on February 12, 2018 | by David Pickett | Digital Degenerate, dropper, excel, malware, remote access trojan, securetide, Security Risks, .slk, trojan downloader

Trojan Droppers Exploiting Symbolic Link FilesMalicious actors routinely attempt to confuse recipients of messages with obscure file extensions to load malicious files on the victims machine.For most users the .slk file is recognized in Microsoft Office software as an Excel file. However, as detaile ... read more

Move over Macros, Office DDE exploits arrive

on October 13, 2017 | by David Pickett | AppRiver, dde, Digital Degenerate, embedded object, excel, exploit, macros, malware, phishing, securetide, Security Risks, spearphishing, trojan, word

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 use ... read more

Malicious Macros and OLE Malware

on June 16, 2016 | by Jonathan French | Digital Degenerate, embedded object, excel, macro, Microsoft, object linking, ole, vbaproject, word

Malicious macros are nothing new these days. They've been around for years and will likely be staying for years to come. Macros themselves aren't the enemy though, and in fact can be a very powerful tool to help users automate complex tasks within a document. However, malware authors use the macro p ... read more