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Researcher sidesteps Microsoft fix for IE zero-day

Antone Gonsalves | Jan. 7, 2013
Microsoft's short-term fix cannot cover all the different paths a criminal can take to exploit the bug, which the exploit highlights

Since 2009, the group has used as many as nine zero-day exploits distributed in malware sent through targeted emails, known as spear phishing, or planted in hacked sites.

Zero-day vulnerabilities are especially valuable to cybercriminals because they affect software vendors have not yet patched flaws for.


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