Cryptography 2

Cryptography & Security

Hackers have learned to exploit vulnerabilities in some popular open source software. The most famous case to date, where hackers were able to use an open-source antivirus application called Avast to get around a security feature that protected the software from being scanned by antivirus software on the Mac, is one of the most notable exploits in recent memory. More recently, a group of hackers using the name "Cypherpunks" found a way around Flashback, a security feature that protects the Flash version of a Web page from being scanned by web browser security software like Norton, Panda, or Avira; they used this functionality to bypass the security mechanism and open Flash browser games to arbitrary content.

The latest exploit to raise hack alarms

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