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According to a recent report by Symantec, attacks exploiting previously unknown (or zero-day) software vulnerabilities more than doubled last year. Researchers believed this spike may be caused by the Hacking Team breach, which forced several zero-day exploits into the wild.

Was the recent increase in zero-days a onetime occurrence, or should we expect disclosure of zero-day vulnerabilities to rise in the future?

Listen to our latest Security Slice podcast and hear Craig Young and Lane Thames discuss why the Internet of Things is a zero-day goldmine for criminals, how security tools can be used to uncover vulnerabilities for good and malicious users, and which exploit mitigation techniques vendors can use to protect their customers.

 

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