Are you using WinRAR on your PC? You might be at risk

johnboscoville

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If you are currently making use of WinRAR on your PC you might be at risk. According to Check Point Research, a bug has been uncovered that leaves over 500 Million users at risk.

The software has been known for a couple of years now for prompting users to buy it, but you could simply click on “next time” and continue extracting files indefinitely without purchasing the software.

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However, according to Check Point, this opened an opportunity for hackers to access user’s computers.

According to Check Point’s report, the hackers could simply rename an ACE file with a RAR extension, which will allow them to use WinRAR on a computer to extract a malicious program to it startup folder.

To this notice, a patched version of the software has been released by WinRAR that drop support for ACE archives. Kindly update yours, or download the
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to avoid the risk of your PC being hijacked by attackers.

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