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prevention of hidden file extensions ...

A question and discussion session between me and my colleague prompted this debate.  Does Sig 413 alert if "malacious actor 1" has admin level rights to a box... possibly having moved laterally across the network, and drops his tool kit on a system.  Now some of these tools are executables hidden as .docs or .pdfs.  Will HIPS identify and eliminate this threat?

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Re: prevention of hidden file extensions ...

My take is that the situation you named is possible, completely independent of the users credentials.

I believe the signature will trigger based solely on the detection of a double file extension.

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