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Can double-clicking an infected .xlsx file infect me if it crashed?

Yes, it could. Lots of malware use a buffer overflow to execute its payload: they hijack the normal program execution to execute something else. This can end up making the program crash, because the ...
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Network knowledge in malware analysis

The basic answer that you got was learn everything as much as possible. That is the correct answer, I'm afraid. In your malware analysis you will encounter software that has been written by someone ...
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Network knowledge in malware analysis

Network+ teaches you how to configure a router and set up your own networks. That's not the knowledge you need. You would need to understand how networks work, and how programs interact with a network....
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Network knowledge in malware analysis

Basics of networking should be crystal clear; there are certain cases where malware interacts with other machines on network or communicates with some server so to understand that, networking is a ...
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Is an antivirus needed for linux home usage when there is exchange of files with other OS e.g. Windows?

Whether an anti-virus is needed is a matter of your own risk analysis. Some points to consider: Viruses for Windows do not automatically spread via or to Linux systems. The same goes for Mac OS ...
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How are virus or exploits tested without being detected?

The easiest way to test malware to see if an AV detects it is to disconnect the testing machine from the internet so that the AV/EDR you are trying to evade can't phone home. But for a true "in ...
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How does malware work when compressed?

A lot of what you are asking for has been addressed here: https://superuser.com/questions/826746/can-you-get-virus-by-clicking-zip-file TLDR: Clicking on a zip file does not cause infection but ...
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