The 1990’s Called. They Want Their Security Crisis Back.
Think back for a second to the late 1990s (if you were alive and in the workplace), when every so often the nightly news included some vaguely apocalyptic sounding reference to a computer virus sweeping the globe. It was inevitably some flaw within the Windows Operating System and once addressed, we’d breathe a sigh of relief and move on until the next wave of malware crashed onto the shore.
Overtime, anti-malware protection became better and so did Windows and other OS. Built-in protections like Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) made it more difficult to exploit OS flaws, so hackers began to target the next big thing – Web applications – that lend themselves to targeted attacks instead of serving as a cyberweapon of mass destruction.
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May 18, 2017 at 12:09PM