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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Agencies Are Exploiting Program Bugs to Hack Your Systems

Researchers Find Previously Unknown Exploits Among Hacking Team's Leaked Files

Lucian Constantin | July 7, 2015

Researchers sifting through 400GB of data recently leaked from Hacking Team, an Italian company that sells computer surveillance software to government agencies from around the world, have already found an exploit for an unpatched vulnerability in Flash Player.
There are also reports of exploits for a vulnerability in Windows and one in SELinux, a Linux kernel security module that enforces access control policies. The flaws were supposedly used by the company's customers to silently deploy its software on computers belonging to surveillance targets.

<more at; related links (Hacking Team Source Code Leaked on GitHub) and (Major Adobe Flash security flaw discovered in Hacking Team leak); further:>

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