Targeted Trojan attacks on the rise

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by imhotep, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. imhotep

    imhotep Guest

    Targeted Trojan attacks on the rise
    Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2006-10-13

    "MONTRÉAL - On December 1, 2005, two e-mail messages were sent from a
    computer in Western Australia to members of two different human rights
    organizations. Each e-mail message carried a Microsoft Word document with a
    previously unknown exploit that would take control of the targeted person's
    computer and open up a beachhead into the group's network."

    imhotep, Oct 14, 2006
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    deebs Guest

    Would, I wonder, the risks be mitigated were one to login to a limited
    user account?

    Similarly so for the PowerPoint proof of concept vulnerability?

    I wonder if these exploits are based on an apparent user practice to run
    programs from an administrator login?

    I understand that running stuff from a limited user account affords
    extra security to the user by limiting a range of stuff that programs
    can access.

    Maybe it is more a matter of unsavvy use?
    deebs, Oct 29, 2006
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