“Aurora” refers to a family of cyberattacks that were first discovered in 2014 and have been associated with several nation-state actors. The attacks have targeted various organizations, including governments and corporations, primarily in the United States and Europe.
The specific vulnerabilities exploited by the Aurora attackers are not publicly known, but it is believed that they have taken advantage of zero-day exploits (previously unknown vulnerabilities) in commonly used software such as Internet Explorer and Adobe Reader. The attackers have also been known to use phishing tactics to trick victims into downloading malware onto their systems, which can then be used to gain access to sensitive information.
In general, it’s important to regularly apply software updates and patches to reduce the risk of being vulnerable to zero-day exploits and to follow safe online practices, such as not clicking on suspicious links or downloading unknown files, to reduce the risk of falling victim to phishing attacks.
Which browser has aurora vulnerability?
The specific browser that has been associated with the “Aurora” vulnerability is Internet Explorer. In 2009 and 2010, multiple zero-day exploits were discovered in older versions of Internet Explorer (IE 6 and 7) that were being used by the Aurora attackers to gain access to target systems. These exploits allowed the attackers to remotely execute code on the affected computers, which they used to install malware and steal sensitive information.
It’s worth noting that the Aurora attacks took place several years ago and that newer versions of Internet Explorer have been developed since then with improved security features. However, as with any software, it’s still important to regularly apply security updates and patches to reduce the risk of vulnerabilities being exploited.