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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2236 Windows bug used to spread Stuxnet remains world’s most exploited
One of the Microsoft Windows vulnerabilities used to spread the Stuxnet worm that targeted Iran remained the most widely exploited software bug in 2015 and 2016 even though the bug was patched years earlier, according to a report published by antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab.

In 2015, 27 percent of Kaspersky users who encountered any sort of exploit were exposed to attacks targeting the critical Windows flaw indexed as CVE-2010-2568. In 2016, the figure dipped to 24.7 percent but still ranked the highest. The code-execution vulnerability is triggered by plugging a booby-trapped USB drive into a vulnerable computer. The second most widespread exploit was designed to gain root access rights to Android phones, with 11 percent in 2015 and 15.6 percent last year.
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#2239 BrickerBot author claims he bricked two million devices
#2238 Beware! Dozens of Linksys WiFi router models vulnerable to multiple flaws
#2237 Location tracking Android spyware found in Google Play store
#2236 Windows bug used to spread Stuxnet remains world’s most exploited
#2235 Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard
#2234 Researchers find commercial banking apps contain swarms of open-source bugs
#2233 Report: Cybercriminals prefer Skype, Jabber and ICQ
#2232 New open source RAT uses Telegram protocol to steal data from victims
#2231 Microsoft turns 2FA into one-factor by ditching password
#2230 Hajime worm battles Mirai for control of the IoT
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