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Virtual Disk Attachments Can Bypass Gmail and Chrome Security
« on: September 12, 2019, 03:00:27 am »
Author: Ionut Ilascu



Virtual disk files are locked containers that shield the items inside from online or local security defenses. The trick can help adversaries deliver malware invisibly to a target's computer.

Vulnerability analyst Will Dormann last week published research on VHD and VHDX files being treated like a black box by Windows and the operating system.

The details stirred the interest of security researchers who used real malware encapsulated in a VHD file to test the detection rate of multiple antivirus engines. Products that normally detected the malware samples became blind to them.

full article here:https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/virtual-disk-attachments-can-bypass-gmail-and-chrome-security/
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