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Will there be a urgent patch for the DoubleAgent hack?
« on: March 22, 2017, 02:25:09 PM »
I found this article today ... I haven't seen any info on this forum about this big issue ...

Security researchers from Cybellum have discovered another technique cyber criminals can use to take over your computer. The zero-day attack called DoubleAgent exploits Microsoft's Application Verifier tool, which developers use to detect and fix bugs in their apps. Developers have to load a DLL into their applications to check them, and Cybellum's researchers found that hackers can use the tool to inject their own DLLs instead of the one Microsoft provides.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/21/doubleagent-attack-anti-virus-hijack-your-pc/

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Re: Will there be a urgent patch for the DoubleAgent hack?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 02:30:44 PM »
It is hard to be first on the avast forums.

See https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=199290.0.
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Re: Will there be a urgent patch for the DoubleAgent hack?
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Thanks ... DavidR

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Re: Will there be a urgent patch for the DoubleAgent hack?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 04:44:43 PM »
You're welcome.
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