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A devastating attack that exposed the personal information of 35 million South Koreans was perpetrated after hackers breached the security of popular software provider ESTsoft and planted malicious code on one of its update servers, it was widely reported Thursday. Attackers with Chinese IP addresses uploaded malware to a …

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"hackocalypse"

Simply brilliant. A perfect description in one word (even if a bit tricky tongue-wise).

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WTF?

Heard of signatures?

Perhaps I'm naive, but I don't see why verifying the signatures on the updates wouldn't prevent this problem.

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