New Excel zero-day flaw used in attacks

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  1. ronjor

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  2. ErikAlbert

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    It's a spam-email and it's an email-attachment that needs to be opened. Not a very smart threat.
    Only 'dangerous' for people, who can't control their curiosity.
     
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    From the Microsoft Excel 0-day Vulnerability FAQ
    http://blogs.securiteam.com/?p=451

    Sounds ominous, but nothing much new here really: installing of malware via remote code execution, albeit in a new guise.

    Security-minded people should already be protected from the installation of trojans/droppers by remote code execution:

    There are just too many effective ways of preventing this for anyone to be hit by it.



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