Researchers from Cybellum have recently discovered another technique that criminals can use to take over your computer. This attack called, DoubleAgent, exploits Microsoft’s Application Verifier which is used by developers to fix bugs in their apps. In order to use this, developers have to load a DLL into their application but hackers use their own DLL, allowing the criminal to take control of any Windows computers.
Researchers have noted that any of these anti-virus apps are susceptible to the technique:
- Avast (CVE-2017-5567)
- AVG (CVE-2017-5566)
- Avira (CVE-2017-6417)
- Bitdefender (CVE-2017-6186)
- Trend Micro (CVE-2017-5565)
- Quick Heal
The applications are trying to come out with security updates so be on the lookout.Until then, keep updating your devices.