Attacks exploiting software vulnerabilities are on the rise

Attacks conducted with the help of exploits are among the most effective as they generally do not require any user interaction, and can deliver dangerous code without arousing user suspicion. According to data gathered by Kaspersky Lab, there were 702 million attempts to launch an exploit in 2016 – an increase of 24.54 percent from 2015. During the same period, more than 297,000 users worldwide were attacked by unknown exploits (zero-day and heavily obfuscated known … More

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