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Beware! This Microsoft PowerPoint Hack Installs Malware Without Requiring Macros

June 7, 2017

By: Sikur

By Mohit Kumar

microsoft-powerpoint-macros-malwareDisable macros and always be extra careful when you manually enable it while opening Microsoft Office Word documents.

You might have heard of above-mentioned security warning multiple times on the Internet as hackers usually leverage this decade old macros-based hacking technique to hack computers through specially crafted Microsoft Office files, particularly Word, attached to spam emails.

But a new social engineering attack has been discovered in the wild, which doesn’t require users to enable macros; instead it executes malware on a targeted system using PowerShell commands embedded inside a PowerPoint (PPT) file.

MORE: http://thehackernews.com/2017/06/microsoft-powerpoint-malware.html

 

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