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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 This is the reason why some black hat hackers do not publish their exploits but keep them private to themselves or other hackers.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.

On October 20th, 2017, Cisco PSIRT was notified by the internal product team of a security vulnerability in the Cisco AMP For Endpoints application that would allow an authenticated, local attacker to access a static key value stored in the local a...
APT28 threat group is moving fast in the hope that targets haven't yet installed a recently released patch to fix the recently uncovered exploit
An attempt was made Google is offering cash to those who can find, exploit and report bugs in its Android apps, or similarly hack other programs in its Play Store.…
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Cybercriminals are advertising ATM malware that's designed to exploit hardware and software vulnerabilities on the cash-dispensing machines.
Products from Lenovo, HPE, Google, Microsoft, and others impacted by flaw in Infineon chipset.
On October 10, 2017, Kaspersky Labrsquo;s advanced exploit prevention systems identified a new Adobe Flash zero day exploit used in the wild against our customers.

The exploit was delivered through a Microsoft Office document and the final payload was the latest version of FinSpy malware. We have reported the bug to Adobe who assigned it CVE-2017-11292 and released a patch earlier today.
KRACK attack allows other nasties, including connection hijacking and malicious injection.
People visiting TransUnionrsquo;s Central American redirected to a potpourri of badness.
T-Mobile missed bug that allowed harvesting of IMSI numbers, security question answers.
The most commonly clicked phishing emails include urgent calls to action, or exploit victims' desire for popularity.
Reports claim that a clandestine operation by Israel was able to exploit Kaspersky Lab, with information from the hack subsequently shared with U.S. intelligence officials.