WinRAR patch is issued but the unpatched are at risk

Last month the developers behind WinRAR finally issued a patch that fixed a serious security flaw in the app. The catch was that this was a bug that had been around for 19 years, meaning that the flaw had many years to be exploited. Now according to a report from McAfee (via Engadget), it looks like those fears have indeed come true.The report is claiming that opportunistic hackers are taking advantage of the flaw which they are using to distribute malware. The good news is that if you’ve already patched the software to the latest version, you should be safe, but for those who are unaware of the patch or have yet to update their software, then you are at risk, especially if you were to download and extract WinRAR files from suspicious websites or sources.According to McAfee, there are quite a number of exploits out there at the moment. “In the first week since the vulnerability was disclosed, McAfee has identified over 100 unique exploits and counting, with most of the initial targets resid

WinRAR patch is issued but the unpatched are at risk

OK, this bug was nasty.

Tue 19 Mar 19 from TechXplore

19-Year Old WinRAR Bug Is Used To Distribute Malware

Last month the developers behind WinRAR finally issued a patch that fixed a serious security flaw in the app. The catch was that this was a bug that had been around for 19 years, meaning ...

Sun 17 Mar 19 from Ubergizmo

"100 unique exploits and counting": Hackers begin exploiting WinRAR critical vulnerability

Download shortcut: WinRAR 5.70

Sat 16 Mar 19 from Techspot

A 19-year-old WinRAR bug is being used to install malware

Last month, a 19-year-old bug was discovered in WinRAR, a software used to extract .zip and other file archives on your Windows PC. The company was quick to patch the bug, but users ...

Fri 15 Mar 19 from Engadget

Nasty WinRAR bug is being actively exploited to install hard-to-detect malware

19-year-old code-execution flaw exploited within days of being disclosed.

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Arstechnica

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