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Newly discovered flaw raises fears of another WannaCry

Vulnerability could be used to create a worm like the one which allowed WannaCry to spread quickly

Jeremy wagstaff 

A newly found flaw in a widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, cybersecurity researchers said on Thursday. The US Department of Homeland Security, yesterday announced the vulnerability, which could be exploited to take control of an affected computer, and urged users and administrators to apply a patch. Rebekah Brown of Rapid7, a cybersecurity company, told Reuters that there were no signs yet of attackers exploiting the ...

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First Published: Fri, May 26 2017. 01:33 IST