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Users that run unpatched software beware. Hackers have been relying on an old software bug tied to the Stuxnet worm to carry out their attacks. Microsoft may have initially patched the flaw in 2010, but it’s nevertheless become the most widespread software exploit, according to security firm Kaspersky Lab.

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How serious, really, is the danger presented by exploits? The recent leak of an exploit toolset allegedly used by the infamous Equation Group suggests it’s time to revisit that question. Several zero-days, as well as a bunch of merely ‘severe’ exploits apparently used in-the-wild were disclosed.

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Akamai researchers say attackers are using an old OpenSSH vulnerability to target IoT devices and launch attacks. While the Internet of Things is touted for facilitating all sorts of life-changing services, there’s been an undercurrent of anxiety among the more security conscious IT pros. Their concern: All those smart devices, oftentimes built with default passwords and otherwise […]

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