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What is a computer worm and how does it spread?

A computer worm is a form of malware, just like its more notorious cousin, the virus.
Where a worm differs from a virus is that it typically doesn’t infect or manipulate files on its own.
Instead, it simply clones itself over and over again and spreads via a network (say, the Internet, a local area network at home, or a company’s intranet) to other systems where it continues to replicate itself.

What is a computer worm and how does it spread?

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iPhone, Android Exposed to Broadpwn Security Flaw, Google Patch Available
7 July 2017, 2:03 pm

The world’s two most popular mobile platforms are affected by a security vulnerability called Broadpwn and which allows attackers to gain remote code execution rights on unpatched devices.

The security flaw was discovered by Exodus Intelligence researcher Nitay Artenstein and is documented in CVE-2017-3544. It describes a vulnerability in Broadcom’s BCM43xx Wi-Fi chips that are being used on a wide variety of Android devices, as well as on Apple’s iPhone.

Google rushed to patch the vulnerability with the July Android Security Bulletin, confirming that Broadpwn can even be triggered remotely with zero user interaction. This means that attackers could exploit the vulnerability without users noticing it, and they can bypass modern security solutions like DEP and ASLR.

The majority of Android phones are said to be vulnerable to attacks as well, including models... (read more)

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