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Microsoft MDAC RDS.Dataspace ActiveX Function being exploited

Our Malware Research team is seeing the (recently patched) Microsoft MDAC RDS.Dataspace ActiveX vulnerability being exploited to install a backdoor Trojan on to user’s machines.

While attacks exploiting this vulnerability currently appear limited in number, the threat still exists. If you have not yet applied security patches from Windows Update within the past two months, you are putting yourself at serious risk for infection.

Alex is a technology CEO, with leadership, operating partner, investor, and board member roles at security firms including AutoLoop, Borland, Quarterdeck (now Symantec and Cisco WebEx), GFI/TeamViewer, Sunbelt Software (now ThreatTrack Security), BlueStripe Software, StopBadware, Knowbe4, Malwarebytes, and Runaware Holding AB. When CEO of Sunbelt he ran a security blog, and he still writes on security.