According to Kaspersky exploits remain a serious security threat-- an old vulnerability related to the Stuxnet worm still poses as an open door for hackers targeting Windows computers.
Known as CVE-2010-2568, the flaw was initially patched out back in 2010, but Kaspersky says it is still one of the most widespread software exploits. Used by the Stuxnet worm to remotely execute code without user knowledge, between 2015 and 2016 it was used to target around 25% of Kaspersky users who encountered an exploit.
The vulnerability only affects Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 systems, but hackers are on the hunt for susceptible systems through malware able to self-replicate over a network and remain in affected computers.
Other pieces of out-of-date software carry similar vulnerabilities, including Microsoft Office, Android and Java.Read more...