Friday, March 10, 2017

We’re worrying too much about zero days, apparently

The bulk of media coverage after leaks like the recent ‘Vault 7’ release by WikiLeaks tend to focus on zero days: vulnerabilities in software the manufacturer doesn’t know about until they’re released. This focus is only natural, because the unknown tends to scare people, and scaring people gets you clicks. But according to a panel of security experts at South by Southwest, this focus on zero days is somewhat exaggerated. The panel was called Bugs in the System: Mapping the Vulns Market – with ‘vulns’ standing in for the catch-all term vulnerabilities for exploitable flaws in software. The hour-long panel…

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