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Attackers Could Take Advantage of Gestation Gap in Patch Installations

According to a research presented at recently organized the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, software patches made available on the Internet to safeguard computer systems from newly found vulnerabilities could also benefit online miscreants.

The results of the research show that online miscreants could use these patches to automatically create software that would attack vulnerable computers through a mechanism lasting as brief as 30 seconds.

The attackers could abuse the malicious code to wage phishing attacks or capture a user's personal information. phishing is an online fraud in which fake e-mails are sent to trick users into divulgin...

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