Didier Stevens

Tuesday 25 July 2017

The Clip Command

Filed under: Malware — Didier Stevens @ 20:17

You probably know that I like to pipe commands together when I analyze malware …

Are you familiar with Windows’ clip command? It’s a very simple command that I use often: it reads input from stdin and copies it to the Windows clipboard.

Here is an example where I use it to copy all the VBA code of a malicious Word document to the clipboard, so that I can paste it into a text editor without having to write it to disk.


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