Just say “No!” – how to stop the DDE email attack [VIDEO]

You’ve probably heard of the DDE attack – a way of launching malware from a web download, an email attachment, or even directly from the body of an Outlook email message or calendar invite.

It sounds scary – no document macros, no tell-tale script files, no attachment to open…

…but once you know what to look for, stopping a DDE attack isn’t that hard.

Paul Ducklin tells you how the DDE attack works, what to look out for, and what to do.

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