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#1 e_sman

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:51 PM

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3096963/security/security-software-that-uses-code-hooking-opens-the-door-to-hackers.html

 

https://breakingmalware.com/vulnerabilities/captain-hook-pirating-avs-bypass-exploit-mitigations/

 

Is the issue real and still around?..



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:01 PM

Those articles are over a year old. However, according to Kaspersky lab one year before that, code hooking was a vulnerability which existed for 10 years before being address by Microsoft in the fall of 2016...see Microsoft Patches 47 Vulnerabilities with September Patch Tuesday
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:17 PM

Fileless malware is one of the new trends...

 

https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/06/fileless-malware-attack-against-us-restaurants-went-undetected-by-most-av/



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:25 PM

This is said to be addressed by existing mitigations/solutions.. so nothing new about this threat.. tks @quietman7 for your views..



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:33 PM

ref - https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/201125-non-malware-attacks/



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:33 PM

This is said to be addressed by existing mitigations/solutions.. so nothing new about this threat.. tks @quietman7 for your views..

The WannaCry ransomware attack was mitigated two months before the outbreak...except that people didn't install the solution.



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:13 PM

As I always try to tell folks...the user is the first and last line of defense and security is a constant effort to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. The end user needs to stay informed, constantly educate themselves about the latest malware threats as well as those recommendations by security experts on how to protect themselves.
 

Security is all about layers, and not depending on any one technology or approach to detect or save you from the latest threats. The most important layer in that security defense? You! Most threats succeed because they take advantage of human weaknesses (laziness, apathy, ignorance, etc.), and less because of their sophistication.

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Unfortunately, it has been proven time and again that the user is a more substantial factor (weakest link) in security than the architecture of the operating system or installed protection software.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:17 PM

Indeed



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:59 PM

As rightly said, Safehex is the way to go..



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 04:32 PM

From reading your posts on this site and Malwarebytes, it seems you like the sound of your own voice.


Edited by jwoods301, 16 July 2017 - 04:33 PM.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 04:40 PM

As rightly said, Safehex is the way to go..

Definition -

 

http://www.techsupportalert.com/safe-hex-safe-computing-practices.htm



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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:22 PM

Hmm.. where the thread started and where it is now, is obvious.. so can't make out, what the 'voice; thing is.. And the reference also having relevance to the aspects raised, so would help, what is meant on 'voice'?..






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