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Abusing macro to get code execution from a Word document

In order to gain initial access as part of a red team exercise, phishing is a very popular approach. A convincing scenario must be found to entice the targets to download and run the malicious file on their laptop. Using a Word document with a macro that launches the malware is a good way to create a legitimate scenario and build target confidence. However, it is necessary to work ahead of time on the macro to avoid defensive measures. For the following, we will choose to target an up-to-date Windows 10 version with all default settings. We will then see what we need to do for our macro to be recognized as legitimate.

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