Jul 17, 2022

Beating hackers at bug hunting

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, innovation, robotics/AI

An innovative new collaboration between EPFL’s HexHive Laboratory and Oracle has developed automated, far-reaching technology in the ongoing battle between IT security managers and attackers, hoping to find bugs before the hackers do.

On the 9th of December 2021 the world of IT went into a state of shock. Before its developers even knew it, the log4j application—part of the Apache suite used on most web servers—was being exploited by hackers, allowing them to take control of servers and all over the world.

The Wall Street Journal reported news that nobody wanted to hear: “U.S. officials say hundreds of millions of devices are at risk. Hackers could use the bug to steal data, install malware or take control.”

Comments are closed.