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Angler exploit kit bypassing EMET, delivers TeslaCrypt

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 7, 2016.

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    Researchers at FireEye have discovered exploits targeting Flash and Silverlight in the Angler exploit kit, which are bypassing Microsoft's system hardening Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET).

    At present, the bypasses have only been confirmed on Windows 7, but the fear is that they could be adopted for the rest of the popular market in short order.

    EMET is Microsoft's answer to as attacks that rely on Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) or Return Oriented Programming (ROP) bypasses in order to function.

    In fact, EMET stops many exploit kit attempts that have been observed in the wild, which is why it's highly recommended as part of a layered defense plan.

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