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There are several methods of classifying exploits. The most common is by how the exploit contacts the vulnerable software. A remote exploit works over a network and exploits the security vulnerability without any prior access to the vulnerable system. A local exploit requires prior access to the vulnerable system and usually increases the privileges of the person running the exploit past those granted by the system administrator. Exploits against client applications also exist, usually consisting of modified servers that send an exploit if accessed with a client application. Exploits against client applications may also require some interaction with the user and thus may be used in combination with the social engineering method. Another classification is by the action against the vulnerable system; unauthorized data access, arbitrary code execution, and denial of service are examples. Many exploits are designed to provide superuser-level access to a computer system. However, it is also possible to use several exploits, first to gain low-level access, then to escalate privileges repeatedly until one reaches root. Normally a single exploit can only take advantage of a specific software vulnerability. Often, when an exploit is published, the vulnerability is fixed through a patch and the exploit becomes obsolete until newer versions of the software become available. This is the reason why some black hat hackers do not publish their exploits but keep them private to themselves or other hackers. Such exploits are referred to as zero day exploits and to obtain access to such exploits is the primary desire of unskilled attackers, often nicknamed script kiddies.

Companies that need to deliver applications quickly and efficiently — and today, what company doesnrsquo;t need to do this?— are turning to Linux containers. What they are also finding is that once they get past the “letrsquo;s see how these container things workrdquo; stage, they are going to end up with a lot of containers running in a lot of different places.Linux container technology is not new, but it has increased in popularity due to factors including the innovative packaging format (now Open Container Initiative (OCI) format) originally invented by Docker, as well as the competitive requirement for continual development and deployment of new applications.
In a May 2016 Forrester study commissioned by Red Hat, 48 percent of respondents said they were already using containers in development, a figure projected to rise to 53 percent this year. Only one-fifth of respondents said that they wouldnrsquo;t leverage containers in development processes in 2017.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Companies that need to deliver applications quickly and efficientlymdash;and today, what company doesnrsquo;t need to do this?— are turning to Linux containers. What they are also finding is that once they get past the “letrsquo;s see how these container things workrdquo; stage, they are going to end up with a lot of containers running in a lot of different places.Linux container technology is not new, but it has increased in popularity due to factors including the innovative packaging format (now Open Container Initiative (OCI) format) originally invented by Docker, as well as the competitive requirement for continual development and deployment of new applications.
In a May 2016 Forrester study commissioned by Red Hat, 48 percent of respondents said they were already using containers in development, a figure projected to rise to 53 percent this year. Only one-fifth of respondents said that they wouldnrsquo;t leverage containers in development processes in 2017.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Unpatched browser, plug-in bugs targeted by and with 'Disdain' kit WebEx on Firefox is among the targets of a new exploit kit that's started circulating on Russian nastyware exchanges.…
Exploit combo fails to dodge Word warning prompts A new Microsoft Office attack is doing the rounds that combines two previously known exploits.…
Exploit combo fails to dodge Word warning prompts Updated  A booby-trapped .RTF file is doing the rounds that combines two publicly available Microsoft Office exploits.…
According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 342, 566, 061 malicious attacks from online resources located in 191 countries all over the world.
It's the first time this exploit has been used to target PowerPoint users - and it's being used to distribute powerful Trojan malware, say researchers.
It's a proof-of-principle, done after making DNA analysis software vulnerable.
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