Why is a 14-month-old patched Microsoft vulnerability still being exploited?

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  1. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Why is a 14-month-old patched Microsoft vulnerability still being exploited?

    http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/201...icrosoft-vulnerability-still-being-exploited/

     
  2. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    Couldn't tell you. I keep all of the machines I am responsible for very up date.
     
  3. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    There are lots and lots of pirated Windows machines. Maybe lots and lots of people fear that an update will kill those versions, and they don't know which ones and therefore will disable Windows update altogether. That simple, not science involved. :ouch:
     
  4. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    Why is an almost 6-year-old patched Microsoft vulnerability still being exploited??!!

    Exploit in the wild for MS06-014 – a five year old vulnerability
    Thursday, January 20, 2011
    http://research.zscaler.com/2011/01/exploit-in-wild-for-ms06-014-five-year.html
    An Overview of Exploit Packs (Update 15) January 28, 2012
    http://contagiodump.blogspot.com/2010/06/overview-of-exploit-packs-update.html
    Black Hole Exploits Kit
    http://malwareint.blogspot.com/2011/08/black-hole-exploits-kit-110-inside.html

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  5. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    Low budget for IT results in low security, it is as simple as that. For the managers buying PCs is the only expense necessary. Our IT guy is responsibile for the whole county, he is lucky, if he manages to keep them fixed. We have 1 person, who is responsibile for a software for the whole state. Cheap server with no backup crashes time to time, last time for a few houres so people in the whole state could not post packages, letters or pay bills. Post offices had to be closed for technical difficulties. Shall I continue?
     
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