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VENOM hype and pre-planned marketing campaign panned by experts

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, May 13, 2015.

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    On Wednesday, CrowdStrike released details on CVE-2015-3456, also known as Venom. Venom is a vulnerability in the floppy drive emulation code used by many virtualization platforms.

    However, while it’s possible that a large number systems are impacted by this flaw, it isn’t something that can be passively exploited.

    Several security experts discussed the flaw online, focusing on the marketing and the media attention that it generated – including some over-hyped headlines. Most media organizations were briefed ahead of time about the discovery and gagged by embargo until the Venom website launched, so they had plenty of time to write.

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