Dirty COW Vulnerability: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Secure 

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Discovered in late 2016, the Dirty COW is a computer security vulnerability that affects all Linux-based systems. The surprising thing is that this kernel-level flaw has existed in the Linux Kernel since 2007, but was only discovered and exploited in 2016. Today, we’ll see what exactly is this vulnerability, the systems it affects, and how can you protect yourself. What Is Dirty Cow Vulnerability? Dirty COW vulnerability is a type of privilege escalation exploit, which essentially means that it can be used to gain root-user access on any Linux-based system. While security experts claim that such kinds of exploits are…

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