WinRAR versions released in the last 19 years impacted by severe security flaw

[ FEB 22, 2019 ]

WinRAR, one of the world’s most popular Windows file compression applications, has patched last month a severe security flaw that can be abused to hijack users’ systems just by tricking a WinRAR user into opening a malicious archive.

The vulnerability, discovered last year by security researchers from Check Point Software, impacts all WinRAR versions released in the last 19 years.

On its website, the WinRAR team boasts of having a userbase of over 500 million users, all of whom are most likely impacted.

Cyber Security Tips:

WinRAR devs released WinRAR 5.70 Beta 1 on January 28 to address this vulnerability. Users advised to update WinRAR as soon as possible.


 

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