Malware takes advantage of Windows’ God Mode hack to slip past security

The so-called God Mode hack for Windows is rather less grand than it might first sound. Rather than granting users deity-like abilities, it simply provides one-folder access to an absolute butt-load of Control Panel options and settings. But security researchers have discovered that the technique used to create this special folder can also be exploited by malware. McAfee says that while the Easter Egg is great for power users, it is also being used by attackers for “evil ends”. By placing files within the God Mode shortcut folder, malware such as Dynamer is able to run undetected on a victim’s… [Continue Reading]

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