Countering embedded malware attacks

Oct. 8, 2017 1 comment ADMIN Magazine Detection & Response malware security

Embedded malware hidden as macros in Office documents, which automatically launch on opening, was extremely popular 15 years ago. To counter this, in 2001, Microsoft introduced a security policy in Office XP that prompted the user to decide whether or not to run code embedded in documents. This made macro virus attacks difficult to perform, so that other propagation paths became far more lucrative. Consequently, in the last few years, this form of malicious code has been almost completely forgotten, not least because manufacturers by default disabled macros in their products. However, a Microsoft study from early 2015 shows evidence of a return of the macro virus. According to reports, within a very short time, more than 500,000 systems were infected by malware distributed in email spam. Today, macro viruses are again on the rise. Hidden in Office Files A macro virus is a piece of malicious code that exists as a standalone executable program but is embedded as a macro in a document....

ariadnalunguco 7 months, 1 week ago

I recently had such a problem with viruses and I really needed to read this and receive the information I needed on this problem. Good work!