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Credential Gathering Protection module

L1 Bithead

Hi,

i have a question that i can not fine answer on the documentation on the Credential Gathering Protection module in the malware profile,

is this apply on web browser cache too or just system credential? 

thanks for any helps.

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L3 Networker

Hi @Guy.Ashkenazi,

 

This module is applicable for passwords cached when you choose to save your password in web browsers, not just system credentials. For web browsers, this is relevant when attempts to access cached credential files are made in their respective file paths. 

 

The following Unit 42 article is incredibly insightful in highlighting the many ways third-party software stores credentials and how Cortex XDR can provide detection/prevention utilizing the Credential Gathering Protection Module. This write-up also discusses Chromium and Firefox examples, which gives additional information on this module's applicability to web browsers.

 

https://unit42.paloaltonetworks.com/credential-gathering-third-party-software/

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L3 Networker

Hi @Guy.Ashkenazi,

 

This module is applicable for passwords cached when you choose to save your password in web browsers, not just system credentials. For web browsers, this is relevant when attempts to access cached credential files are made in their respective file paths. 

 

The following Unit 42 article is incredibly insightful in highlighting the many ways third-party software stores credentials and how Cortex XDR can provide detection/prevention utilizing the Credential Gathering Protection Module. This write-up also discusses Chromium and Firefox examples, which gives additional information on this module's applicability to web browsers.

 

https://unit42.paloaltonetworks.com/credential-gathering-third-party-software/

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