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August 13, 2016

Machine-Learning Algorithm Combs the Darknet for Zero Day Exploits, and Finds Them

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by Emerging Technology, MIT Technology Review

The first machine-based search of online hacker marketplaces identifies over 300 significant cyberthreats every week. In February 2015, Microsoft identified a critical vulnerability in its Windows operating system that potentially allowed a malicious attacker to remotely control the targeted computer. The problem affected a wide variety of Windows operating systems including, Vista, 7, 8 and various others designed for servers and mobile computers. The company immediately issued a fix. But it didn’t take long for details of the vulnerability to spread through the hacker community.

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