Security flaw in software threatens millions of users, cybersecurity experts warn

Cybersecurity experts and government officials are scrambling to contain what some are calling “the worst cyber vulnerability in history.” The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s warning follows the discovery of a technical flaw in popular open-source software, Apache Log4J, used by companies and consumers around the globe. CBSN technology reporter Dan Patterson has more.

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25 Comments

  1. Troy Bradley on December 17, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Good

  2. Halee Kim on December 17, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    I am confused by his explanation. I think he is reading from some doc that is poorly written. Does he really know what he is talking about?

  3. Dittzx on December 17, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Let’s go Brandon!

  4. Karensimp on December 17, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    First

  5. Seema 1 on December 17, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    We have a million experts working on their jobs, and still "scrambling"? I no understaind!!!!!!

  6. Nick S on December 17, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Cyber Pandemic all 2022 ! Planned .

  7. Le Dude on December 17, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Why do I feel like Dan Peterson has no idea wtf he’s talking about..?

  8. A P on December 17, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Already got a bizarre message today on my iPhone – did not click link but info said, “I have the info you requested” – the info in question would contain all my private identity info.

  9. Bill Wade on December 17, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Is this why my company time keeping site has been down since last week???

  10. Ikhsan S on December 17, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    just update your java

  11. lulu in hollywood on December 17, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Just got a notification from Apple about an order I never placed. Thing is, it comes from the same location as previous real order notifications…

  12. Trina Jacquillard on December 17, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Yes it has already

  13. Putla on December 17, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    It’s a sign to be prepared that

    Scam calls will be start increasing if we are not aware what this is all about.

    Dear Americans , be aware of those calls , don’t call for it ! Ask your friends and family members.. if any one call about his exploits happened in your system with out your awareness.

  14. amponsah Charles on December 17, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    The same thing you CBS and democratic stolen election from Trump.

  15. Phongphat Agkanasing on December 17, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Well come to thailand who is me pat bad boy

  16. amponsah Charles on December 17, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Lies and fake CBS News. No one believe you people.

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  18. Jesse ojeda on December 17, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    If that were the case why then are we announcing it publicly?.?.?.? Its because its all by design

  19. Wiz KID on December 17, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Thanks for telling us what software might be vulnerable

  20. T M on December 17, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Could CBS be any more vague?

  21. Vito Mark on December 17, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    This is why I use cash. You need a gun to rob my money not a keyboard

  22. kuru K on December 17, 2021 at 11:48 pm

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  23. FaithHopeLove77 on December 17, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Oh but not Voting Machines…Hypocrites!

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    7th….

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