back to article Hackers cook god-mode remote exploits against Edge, VMware in world-first

Hackers have twice completely compromised Microsoft Edge operating on Windows 10 Red Stone 1 and for the first time twice broken VMWare Workstation without user interaction. The bugs landed via SYSTEM-level remote code execution while the second VMware hacks could also be performed remotely. The four hacks were demonstrated …

  1. TeeCee Gold badge

    The hacking teams should be expected to succeed.

    Which says more about code security than everything ever written by security experts...

    1. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

      "Hacking expected to succeed"

      Actually, real security experts do tell you to expect that a hacker will get into your network if they try hard enough, and so, to design your network so that having one or more machines in it controlled by bad guys doesn't mean that all is lost.

  2. Cronus

    A bit harsh

    It's a bit harsh that they released security patches just before the event? Is that a common thing?

    1. Joe User

      Re: A bit harsh

      Do you honestly expect software vendors to schedule their security updates around hacking events? Not hardly. Don't schedule the hacking event right after Patch Tuesday, and you won't have this "problem".

      1. ArrZarr Silver badge

        Re: A bit harsh

        On top of that, who would pay a bug bounty for an exploit they're already working on the fix for?

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