Cymulate Finds Logical Bug in Microsoft Office Suite – Word Embedded Video Code Execution
TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 25, 2018--Cymulate, a leading provider of Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS) solutions and a Gartner 2018 Cool Vendor, announced today it has uncovered a security flaw in Microsoft Office Suite which may affect Word users.
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“We are proud of our security research team who discovered and identified this bug. The team continuously monitors the cyber-threat landscape to provide a thorough view of emerging threats, constantly updating our platform so our users can validate if they are vulnerable to the latest and most advanced threats,” said Avihai Ben-Yossef, co-founder and CTO of Cymulate.
One way attackers can use this unauthorized entry is by phishing.
The video shows how an attacker would use this feature to trick users to install a required fake software update.
Read all the technical details on the Cymulate blog here.
Cymulate has notified Microsoft of this bug.
Cymulate helps companies to stay one step ahead of cyber attackers with a unique breach and attack simulation platform that empowers organizations with complex security solutions to safeguard their business-critical assets. By mimicking the myriad of strategies hackers deploy, the system allows businesses to assess their true preparedness to handle cyber security threats effectively. For more information, visit www.cymulate.com and register for a Free Trial.
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Marianne Sabella-Dempsey, 617-233-8675
KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MIDDLE EAST ISRAEL
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY INTERNET SOFTWARE AUDIO/VIDEO SECURITY
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