No man ever stood the lower in my estimation for having a patch in his clothes; yet I am sure that there is greater anxiety, commonly, to have fashionable, or at least clean and unpatched
clothes, than to have a sound conscience.
A lot of this was the Cupertino company's own doing when it mistakenly unpatched
a vulnerability on iOS 12.4 which was already fixed on iOS 12.3.
SandboxEscaper also mentions that there are four more unpatched
bugs that are yet to be disclosed, three LPEs and one sandbox escape.
Hall said the unpatched
security flaw opens the door to spying by rogue entities on human rights activists, journalists and others.
Don't leave unpatched
system on the Internet because you will be sure they will be attacked and hacked,' he said.
This is reminiscent of the Heartbleed vulnerability disclosed in 2014 in the OpenSSL cryptographic library, which enabled the widespread unintended disclosure of the memory of the host on which the unpatched
version of the library ran.
This malware is programmed to actively seek unpatched
More than 25% of mobile devices used by employees of financial-services firms are at risk from attack by malicious hackers due to unpatched
vulnerabilities, according to Symantec's recently published Q2 Mobile Threat Intelligence Report: Mobility and Finance.
Every hacked trust was running "unpatched
or unsupported Windows operating systems so were susceptible to the ransomware", according to the report.
Attacks nowadays are highly automated and hackers will quickly locate any exposed unpatched
software and quickly exploit it.
By exploiting weaknesses like unpatched
software, default password use, unsecured Wi-Fi access, and exposed ports through which malicious software could be installed, hackers were able to break into every machine in the room with relative ease through wireless, networked and hardware attacks.