2018-035-software bloat is forever; malicious file extensions; WMIC abuses

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Pizza Party Link -

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brakesec-derbycon-pizza-meetup-tickets-50719385046

News stories-

Software/library bloat

http://tonsky.me/blog/disenchantment/

https://hackernoon.com/how-it-feels-to-learn-javascript-in-2016-d3a717dd577f

https://gbhackers.com/hackers-abusing-windows-management-interface-command-tool-to-deliver-malware-that-steal-email-account-passwords/

https://hackerhurricane.blogspot.com/2016/09/avoiding-ransomware-with-built-in-basic.html

https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-utility-used-by-malware-in-new-information-theft-campaigns/

https://attack.mitre.org/wiki/Technique/T1170 - HTA file malware examples

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/09/26/finally-a-fix-for-the-encrypted-webs-achilles-heel/

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45686890 -

(facebook account hack)

https://github.com/eset/malware-ioc/blob/master/sednit/lojax.adoc IOC’s from various malware

UEFI rootkit - https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/apt28-uses-lojax-first-uefi-rootkit-seen-in-the-wild/

Block These Extensions:

File Extension File Type

.adp Access Project (Microsoft)

.app Executable Application

.asp Active Server Page

.bas BASIC Source Code

.bat Batch Processing

.cer Internet Security Certificate File

.chm Compiled HTML Help

.cmd DOS CP/M Command File, Command File for Windows NT

.cnt Help file index

.com Command

.cpl Windows Control Panel Extension(Microsoft)

.crt Certificate File

.csh csh Script

.der DER Encoded X509 Certificate File

.exe Executable File

.fxp FoxPro Compiled Source (Microsoft)

.gadget Windows Vista gadget

.hlp Windows Help File

.hpj Project file used to create Windows Help File

.hta Hypertext Application

.inf Information or Setup File

.ins IIS Internet Communications Settings (Microsoft)

.isp IIS Internet Service Provider Settings (Microsoft)

.its Internet Document Set, Internet Translation

.js JavaScript Source Code

.jse JScript Encoded Script File

.ksh UNIX Shell Script

.lnk Windows Shortcut File

.mad Access Module Shortcut (Microsoft)

.maf Access (Microsoft)

.mag Access Diagram Shortcut (Microsoft)

.mam Access Macro Shortcut (Microsoft)

.maq Access Query Shortcut (Microsoft)

.mar Access Report Shortcut (Microsoft)

.mas Access Stored Procedures (Microsoft)

.mat Access Table Shortcut (Microsoft)

.mau Media Attachment Unit

.mav Access View Shortcut (Microsoft)

.maw Access Data Access Page (Microsoft)

.mda Access Add-in (Microsoft), MDA Access 2 Workgroup (Microsoft)

.mdb Access Application (Microsoft), MDB Access Database (Microsoft)

.mde Access MDE Database File (Microsoft)

.mdt Access Add-in Data (Microsoft)

.mdw Access Workgroup Information (Microsoft)

.mdz Access Wizard Template (Microsoft)

.msc Microsoft Management Console Snap-in Control File (Microsoft)

.msh Microsoft Shell

.msh1 Microsoft Shell

.msh2 Microsoft Shell

.mshxml Microsoft Shell

.msh1xml Microsoft Shell

.msh2xml Microsoft Shell

.msi Windows Installer File (Microsoft)

.msp Windows Installer Update

.mst Windows SDK Setup Transform Script

.ops Office Profile Settings File

.osd Application virtualized with Microsoft SoftGrid Sequencer

.pcd Visual Test (Microsoft)

.pif Windows Program Information File (Microsoft)

.plg Developer Studio Build Log

.prf Windows System File

.prg Program File

.pst MS Exchange Address Book File, Outlook Personal Folder File (Microsoft)

.reg Registration Information/Key for W95/98, Registry Data File

.scf Windows Explorer Command

.scr Windows Screen Saver

.sct Windows Script Component, Foxpro Screen (Microsoft)

.shb Windows Shortcut into a Document

.shs Shell Scrap Object File

.ps1 Windows PowerShell

.ps1xml Windows PowerShell

.ps2 Windows PowerShell

.ps2xml Windows PowerShell

.psc1 Windows PowerShell

.psc2 Windows PowerShell

.tmp Temporary File/Folder

.url Internet Location

.vb VBScript File or Any VisualBasic Source

.vbe VBScript Encoded Script File

.vbp Visual Basic project file

.vbs VBScript Script File, Visual Basic for Applications Script

.vsmacros Visual Studio .NET Binary-based Macro Project (Microsoft)

.vsw Visio Workspace File (Microsoft)

.ws Windows Script File

.wsc Windows Script Component

.wsf Windows Script File

.wsh Windows Script Host Settings File

.xnk Exchange Public Folder Shortcut

.ade ADC Audio File

.cla Java class File

.class Java class File

.grp Microsoft Widows Program Group

.jar Compressed archive file package for Java classes and data

.mcf MMS Composer File

.ocx ActiveX Control file

.pl Perl script language source code

.xbap Silverlight Application Package

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