When exploit code precedes a patch, attackers gain a massive head start

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Cybersecurity researchers that publicize exploit code used in cyberattacks are giving a clear and unequivocal advantage to attackers, new research conducted by Kenna Security and Cyentia Institute has found. “This data-driven research, built over the course of several years, should remove any doubt,” said Ed Bellis, CTO of Kenna Security. “Practices that have long been central to the cybersecurity ecosystem, that many of us thought were beneficial, are in fact harmful to defenders.” Exploit code … More

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