Virtual Disk Attachments Can Bypass Gmail and Chrome Security

Virtual Disk Attachments Can Bypass Gmail and Chrome Security


Virtual disk files are locked containers that shield the items inside from online or local security defenses. The trick can help adversaries deliver malware invisibly to a target's computer.


Vulnerability analyst Will Dormann last week published research on VHD and VHDX files being treated like a black box by Windows and the operating system.


The VHD bubble


The details stirred the interest of security researchers who used real malware encapsulated in a VHD file to test the detection rate o ..