[SANS ISC] Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) is Back in the Wild?

I published the following diary on isc.sans.edu: “Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) is Back in the Wild?‘”:

DDE or “Dynamic Data Exchange” is a Microsoft technology for interprocess communication used in early versions of Windows and OS/2. DDE allows programs to manipulate objects provided by other programs, and respond to user actions affecting those objects. FOr a while, DDE was partially replaced by Object Linking andEmbedding (OLE) but it’s still available in the latest versions of the Microsoft operating system for backward compatibility reasons. If fashion is known to be in a state of perpetual renewal, we could say the same in the cybersecurity landscape. Yesterday, I spotted a malicious Word document that abused this DDE technology… [Read more]

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