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#Follina - Hackers Could Take Full Control Of Your Computer Using Msword by lekkicctv(m): 11:14pm On Jun 01

A severe 0-day vulnerability called #Follina has been exposed (since May 27th) in MS Word Documents.

It could allow hackers to take full control of your computer, in some cases WITHOUT even opening the file.

This exploit is a mountain of exploits stacked on top of each other. It is unfortunately easy to re-create and cannot be detected by anti-virus.


- DO NOT download .doc, .docx, and especially .rtf files if you are on Windows for the time being
- Utilize Google Docs
- Disable MSDT
- Utilize PDF instead of vulnerable extension types

Exploits like these are why it is CRITICALLY important not to store private keys in plain text on your file system. Lalasticlala, Mynd44 help tell a friend to tell a friend.


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