Exploit released for PC-hijack hole in Ã‚ÂµTorrent
Here’s a major security issue that might have gotten buried in this week’s patch-release deluge: A critical code execution hole in ?Ã‚ÂµTorrent, everyone’s favorite lightweight torrent application.
What’s worse, exploit code that provides instructions on using dirty .torrent files in PC-takeover attacks has been publicly available for several days.
Ã‚ÂµTorrent, which is owned by Bram Cohen’s BitTorrent, Inc., has released version 1.6.1 to patch the vulnerability but, inexplicably, did not issue a warning to its users.
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