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Unpatched Microsoft Word DDE Exploit Being Used In Widespread Malware Attacks

Unpatched Microsoft Word DDE Exploit Being Used In Widespread Malware Attacks

October 19, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A newly discovered unpatched attacking method that exploits a built-in feature of Microsoft Office is currently being used in various wid...
Beware! This Microsoft PowerPoint Hack Installs Malware Without Requiring Macros

Beware! This Microsoft PowerPoint Hack Installs Malware Without Requiring Macros

June 07, 2017Mohit Kumar
" Disable macros and always be extra careful when you manually enable it while opening Microsoft Office Word documents. " You...
Botnet Sending 5 Million Emails Per Hour to Spread Jaff Ransomware

Botnet Sending 5 Million Emails Per Hour to Spread Jaff Ransomware

May 12, 2017Mohit Kumar
A massive malicious email campaign that stems from the Necurs botnet is spreading a new ransomware at the rate of 5 million emails per ho...
Source Code for CIA’s Tool to Track Whistleblowers Leaked by Wikileaks

Source Code for CIA’s Tool to Track Whistleblowers Leaked by Wikileaks

April 28, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Wikileaks has just published a new batch of the Vault 7 leak, exposing the documentation and source code for a CIA project known as &quo...
Not Just Criminals, But Governments Were Also Using MS Word 0-Day Exploit

Not Just Criminals, But Governments Were Also Using MS Word 0-Day Exploit

April 12, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Recently we reported about a critical code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Word that was being exploited in the wild by cyber crimi...
Microsoft Issues Patches for Actively Exploited Critical Vulnerabilities

Microsoft Issues Patches for Actively Exploited Critical Vulnerabilities

April 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Besides a previously undisclosed code-execution flaw in Microsoft Word, the tech giant patches two more zero-day vulnerabilities that at...
Unpatched Microsoft Word Flaw is Being Used to Spread Dridex Banking Trojan

Unpatched Microsoft Word Flaw is Being Used to Spread Dridex Banking Trojan

April 10, 2017Swati Khandelwal
If you are a regular reader of The Hacker News, you might be aware of an ongoing cyber attack — detected in the wild by McAfee and FireEy...
Beware of an Unpatched Microsoft Word 0-Day Flaw being Exploited in the Wild

Beware of an Unpatched Microsoft Word 0-Day Flaw being Exploited in the Wild

April 09, 2017Swati Khandelwal
It's 2017, and opening a simple MS Word file could compromise your system. Security researchers are warning of a new in-the-wild at...
Microsoft Critical Vulnerabilities that You Must Patch Coming Tuesday

Microsoft Critical Vulnerabilities that You Must Patch Coming Tuesday

April 05, 2014Anonymous
On passed Thursday, Microsoft has released an advance advisory alert for upcoming Patch Tuesday which will address Remote Code Executi...
Microsoft Word Zero-Day Vulnerability is being exploited in the Wild

Microsoft Word Zero-Day Vulnerability is being exploited in the Wild

March 24, 2014Mohit Kumar
Microsoft warned about a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word that is being actively exploited in targeted attacks and discovered by th...
Japanese word processor 'Ichitaro' zero-day attack discovered in the wild

Japanese word processor 'Ichitaro' zero-day attack discovered in the wild

November 15, 2013Mohit Kumar
Japanese most popular word processing software ' Ichitaro ' and Multiple Products are vulnerable to a zero day Remote Code Execu...
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