Document shell code attacks loom large

Thursday, 3 May 2007, 12:24 AM EST

Targeted attacks that utilize vulnerabilities in popular document file formats and execute via hard-to-find shell code are becoming an increasingly popular menace, according to researchers at IBM's Internet Security Systems division.

Experts working with the ISS X-Force group said that they've seen a rapid increase in the volume and variety of shell-code execution attacks leveled at their customers over the last 12 months.

At InfoWorld.

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