Shortcut Hiding

Created the Monday 18 March 2019. Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago.

Windows shortcut can be used to store code that downloads a malicious file from the internet, or that stores the malicious file directly within the shortcut itself. This can make it difficult for antivirus software to detect the malicious application, as the file is not stored in a typical location on the computer. Additionally, the use of a shortcut can make it easier for the attacker to hide the malicious code and evade detection.

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The resources provided below are associated links that will give you even more detailed information and research on current evasion technique. It is important to note that, while these resources may be helpful, it is important to exercise caution when following external links. As always, be careful when clicking on links from unknown sources, as they may lead to malicious content.

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