Hardly detected malware hides as PDF in ZIP, executes through shortcut

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We’ve just posted the following news: Hardly detected malware hides as PDF in ZIP, executes through shortcut[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2014/04/myce-shotcut-properties-95x75.png[/newsimage]

A new kind of malware tries to infect users through an executable hidden as a PDF file, executed through shortcuts, so far the malware is hardly picked up by anti-virus software.

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#2

Interesting… Great work spotting that one Seán.

Worth remembering that any file type can contain malicious code. But, as in this case, it may not be able to execute without external help. This method is simple but ingenious.


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Ugh…well if you don’t know where your pdf is coming from then expect to get virused/malwared. It’s really simple keep your system up to date but as anything a New virus/malware is going to be missed. To think it wouldn’t be caught the day it comes out is short sightness here.


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[QUOTE=coolcolors;2765812]Ugh…well if you don’t know where your pdf is coming from then expect to get virused/malwared. It’s really simple keep your system up to date but as anything a New virus/malware is going to be missed. To think it wouldn’t be caught the day it comes out is short sightness here.[/QUOTE]

In reality, the Adobe formats like PDF are containers like a zip-file and so it does not surprise me that they are used for distributing malware.

In this respect, coolcolors has an important advice for you and so I repeat it in my reply as it is crucial to your security that you read and understand it.