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Microsoft rushes fix for Windows shortcut hole

Attackers exploiting a hole involving how Windows handles shortcut, or .lnk, files prompt Microsoft to rush out an emergency patch, well before its next scheduled Patch Tuesday.

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Myrtus and Guava, Episode 5

So far in our series about Stuxnet we’ve focussed on the main issue: the threat posed by the zero-day vulnerability in the processing of LNK files, and the fact that cybercriminals have somehow got their hands on digital certificates. What we hav…

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Myrtus and Guava, Episode 5

So far in our series about Stuxnet we’ve focussed on the main issue: the threat posed by the zero-day vulnerability in the processing of LNK files, and the fact that cybercriminals have somehow got their hands on digital certificates. What we hav…

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LNK zero-day, the fundamentals

Over the weekend I spent more time looking into the zero-day LNK (shortcut) Windows vulnerability that Aleks blogged about last week. It’s now been classified as CVE-2010-2568 and is being actively exploited in the wild. My main conclusion is tha…

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LNK zero-day, the fundamentals

Over the weekend I spent more time looking into the zero-day LNK (shortcut) Windows vulnerability that Aleks blogged about last week. It’s now been classified as CVE-2010-2568 and is being actively exploited in the wild. My main conclusion is tha…

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Myrtus and Guava, Episode 1

A few days ago, colleagues from the Belarussian antivirus company VirusBlokAda (VBA) announced they’d come across an interesting new malicious program. They published a short analysis of the program which highlighted two innovations:1. Using lnk …

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Myrtus and Guava, Episode 1

A few days ago, colleagues from the Belarussian antivirus company VirusBlokAda (VBA) announced they’d come across an interesting new malicious program. They published a short analysis of the program which highlighted two innovations:1. Using lnk …

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