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General News Trend Micro Fixes Password Manager Flaw that Allowed Malicious Files to Load

Trend Micro has announced the rolling out of a patch for a vulnerability that could have allowed users with malicious intentions to load arbitrary DLL files into the system, hence infecting PCs and disrupting usage. Through this flaw, attackers could have cashed in on the DLL hijacking vulnerability, which made use of the Trend Micro Password Manager's deep-level escalated system access.

In simpler words, given that the Trend Micro Password Manager had high level access to Windows system files, the vulnerability would have allowed attackers to insert an infected DLL file into the system during booting. This, in turn, would allow attackers to host ransomware attacks on PCs by infecting file systems or locking them down.


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