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Don’t let this obscure piece of software ruin your summer

Peter Griffin
Thu, 16 Dec 2021

Don’t let this obscure piece of software ruin your summer
This is a code red, a critical vulnerability, a really big deal. (Image: Markus Spiske/Pexels)
Peter Griffin
Thu, 16 Dec 2021
You may be looking forward to heading off on your holiday break, but maybe tone down your excitement if you are talking to people in IT.There’s a good chance that many of them will be working through the Christmas break to deal with the Log4Shell (log4j) security exploit that has left millions of web applications all over the world vulnerable to hackers.This is a code red, a critical vulnerability, a really big deal. Numerous cybersecurity experts I’ve spoken to say it is the biggest exploit discovered in the last decade, if not the...

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