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[TR] Windows 8 'penetrated' says firm which sells to world's spy agencies

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French security researcher firm Vupen claim to have already developed a reliable windows 8 exploit, just days after the launch of latest edition of Microsoft's flagship operating system.

The sometimes controversial firm, which sells the exploits it develops to Western government agencies and deliberately avoids sharing vulnerability details with vendors, said that the exploit it has cooked up allows it to take over Windows 8 machines running Internet Explorer 10.

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Yay I'm so glad that I installed Win 8 last week.....








sigh
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Nothing is safe, unless you unplug your computer from the internet.

I would worry more about popular targets like Java, Flash or Adobe Reader.
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Vupen doesn't go into details about the security bugs it has identified, logically enough, since the value of the exploits it markets depends on their effectiveness and longevity. Spilling the details on a vulnerability makes it more likely that vendors will come up with patches sooner rather than later, something that works against the "government-grade exploit" side of Vupen's business.
post #5 of 51
Not really that big of a deal, since people have been penetrating into Windows since day 1.
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Turn off IE.
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IE 10? wonder if that's what W8 comes with stock... WaterFox FTW thumb.gif
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COMBO BREAKER!
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the title makes it sound... naughty... redface.gif
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the title makes it sound... naughty... redface.gif

Dat air gap. wink.gif
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