Researchers from Symantec believe that these zero-day attacks, so called because they are launched well before vendors are even aware of the vulnerabilities, are more prevalent and more potent than previously thought. Zero-day exploits are often closely guarded secrets and can be very valuable to criminals — but once details of the exploited flaws emerge in public, developers and system administrators can get to work to mitigate or halt the attacks.
Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:40
Hackers Get 10 Months to pwn VictimsWritten by Rich Wermske
I am a native Houstonian, disabled American veteran, aspiring Buddhist, and a 40-Something information technology leader, paralegal, and management wonk, living life on life's terms, with my partner of eleven years.
While I still struggle with humility, I strive to make willingness, honesty, and open-mindedness a cornerstone in all my affairs. I work hard, and I believe I play well with others. Eleven years of sobriety has taught me that none of "this" means a damn thing if I'm unwilling, dishonest, or close-minded.
While I've lived the roller-coaster, today I rarely have to defend or justify the actions of that person I see looking back at me in the mirror...Website: www.wermske.com
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