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Equifax data breach caused due to patch update being missed

A flaw that should have been patched weeks before, is what has been revealed as the root cause for the Equifax data breach. The company has updated its www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/ site with a new “A Progress Update for Consumers”. As the Apache Foundation pointed out earlier this week, it reported CVE-2017-5638 in March 2017.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register

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