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Analysis of Malicious Documents

Register for March 7th Course

Guillaume Delugre and Jean-Baptiste Bedrune


Office and PDF documents have quickly become a common vector for attackers over the last few years. The main reason is that those formats are widely used, offer scripting capabilities and have been prone to a lot of vulnerabilities.

Nevertheless, the analysis of malicious documents requires both a minimum understanding of the Office and PDF format technical aspects and some knowledge of the tools needed for the analysis.

This course focuses on the practical analysis of malicious PDF and Microsoft Office documents, with the Origami framework and the OffVis tool. By the end of this course, students will be able to detect a malicious Office or PDF document and know how to quickly locate and extract the payload in order to perform a further analysis.

PREREQUISITE WARNING Each class has prerequisites for software loads and a laptop is mandatory. These individual class guides will list material the students are expected have knowledge about coming in and software tools that need to be pre-installed before attending so you get the maximum benefit from the focused intermediate or advanced level course. Please pay particular attention to the prerequisites, as the material listed there will not be reviewed in the courses, and will be necessary to get the maximum benefit out of these educational programs.


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