1.    10 Apr 2017 #1
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    Hackers are attacking Word users with new Microsoft Office zero-day


    The bug affects all supported versions of Microsoft Word, but will be fixed this week.

    Attackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Word, which security researchers say can be used to quietly install different kinds of malware -- even on fully-patched computers.

    Unlike most document-related vulnerabilities, this zero-day bug that has yet to be patched doesn't rely on macros -- in which Office typically warns users of risks when opening macro-enabled files.

    Instead, the vulnerability is triggered when a victim opens a trick Word document, which downloads a malicious HTML application from a server, disguised to look like a Rich Text document file as a decoy. The HTML application meanwhile downloads and runs a malicious script that can be used to stealthily install malware.
    A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that the company will issue a fix for the bug on Tuesday as part of its monthly release of security fixes and patches.
    Hackers are attacking Word users with new Microsoft Office zero-day vulnerability | ZDNet
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  2.    10 Apr 2017 #2
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    This is yet another reason why you pay close attention to received files and links. NEVER open anything suspicious!
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  3.    10 Apr 2017 #3
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    Saw this on ZDNET this morning. Never seem safe anymore! Always be on the lookout for anything suspicious - may be malicious.
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  4.    10 Apr 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by magilla View Post
    Saw this on ZDNET this morning. Never seem safe anymore!
    Use Notepad instead
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  5.    12 Apr 2017 #5
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    Microsoft patches Word zero-day booby-trap exploit


    Microsoft Tuesday patched a previously undisclosed Word zero-day vulnerability attackers used to install a variety of malware on victims’ computers.
    Microsoft patches Word zero-day booby-trap exploit Naked Security
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  6.    12 Apr 2017 #6
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    WSH, cough, WSH. By simply disabling WSH , you can disable sooo much malware, without AV.

    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings" /v "Enabled" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f

    The .hta content is disguised as a normal RTF file to evade security products, but we can find the malicious Visual Basic scripts in a later part of the file:
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