Don’t Judge a Book—or a PDF—By Its Cover

Presented by

John Hammond, Senior Cybersecurity Researcher at Huntress | Mendy Greene, CTO at IntelliComp Technologies

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What makes a file a file? Your computer can open up pictures, music, videos and documents, but how does it know which program to use? You can’t always trust a file extension—and in fact, some of these filetypes are able to hide malicious code. Join us for a technical demonstration as we explore how common files are viewed and understood by the Windows operating system, and how the right tricks enable hackers to manipulate and maliciously repurpose them.

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