Stuxnet was a directed attack with insider knowledge expert says

September 22, 2010 admin 0

Stuxnet appeared on the scene earlier this summer, though it was written more than a year ago. The code, its mechanics, the way it moved from system to system using Zero-Day vulnerabilities in Windows, everything about it was both frightening and shady. The hype given to it was justified, if only because it was a targeted payload, aimed at critical infrastructure. […]

Adobe confirms PDF zero-day, plans rush patch

August 6, 2010 admin 0

Adobe today said it would issue an emergency patch the week of Aug. 16 to fix a critical flaw in its Reader and Acrobat software.

The bug was disclosed by researcher Charlie Miller at last month’s Black Hat security conference when he demonstrated how the open-source BitBlaze toolkit could be used to boost bug-hunting productivity tenfold. […]

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