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Black Hat: Document Exploits Continue to Evolve

Aug 05, 2011, 16:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"According to a pair of researcher presenting at the Black Hat conference today, Microsoft Office is still at risk, despite multiple security measure taken by Microsoft and others. Taiwanese researchers Sung-ting Tsai (who also goes by the name TT) and Ming-chieh Pan demoed multiple techniques to a live Black Hat audience as proof of concept that they could exploit documents and use them as delivery platforms for malware.

"TT noted that document attachment are often used in Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks since the exploit can be customized."

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