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VM user? Watch out for Venom...

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"Virtual machine data is at risk from a newly-discovered vulnerability dubbed Venom.

Hackers using Venom can steal privileged credentials for a company's entire IT infrastructure by breaking through the protections cloud service providers use to separate each customer's data.

Once attackers gain the information to access one area, they are able to access other virtualised environments, compromising the entire corporate network.

The zero-day exploit was found this week by threat intelligence firm CrowdStrike, which warned that it dates back to 2004.

Jason Geffner, the senior security researcher who discovered the flaw, said it affects virtual floppy drive code used by virtual machines.”

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