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Flaw in Microsoft Outlook Lets Hackers Easily Steal Your Windows Password [source: thehackernews]

A security researcher has disclosed details of an important vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook for which the company released an incomplete patch this month—almost 18 months after receiving the responsible disclosure report. The Microsoft Outlook vulnerability (CVE-2018-0950) could allow attackers to steal sensitive information, including users’ Windows login credentials, just by convincing...

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Hacker Can Steal Data from Air-Gapped Computers [source: thehackernews]

Do you think it is possible to extract data from a computer using its power cables? If no, then you should definitely read about this technique. Researchers from Israel’s Ben Gurion University of the Negev—who majorly focus on finding clever ways to exfiltrate data from an isolated or air-gapped computer—have...

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Microsoft Outlook retrieves remote OLE content without prompting[source: kb.cert]

Overview When a Rich Text (RTF) email is previewed in Microsoft Outlook, remotely-hosted OLE content is retrieved without requiring any additional user interaction. This can leak private information including the user’s password hash, which may be cracked by an attacker. Description Microsoft Outlook will automatically retrieve remote OLE content when...

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