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An emerging trend of DDE based Office malware – an analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

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 December 6, 2017

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For the past few years, we have been seeing macro-based attacks through Object Linking Embedding (OLE)/Microsoft Office files. But, presently, attackers are using a different technique to spread malware through Office files – using a new attack vector called ‘Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)’. DDE is an authorized Microsoft Office feature that provides several methods for transferring data between applications. Once the communication protocol is established, it doesn’t require user interactions...