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Hackers Expose Log4J Vulnerability and It's Wreaking Havoc on the Internet

Security researchers are scrambling to patch a major server issue caused by a bug in the open source Java logging library Log4J. The code is so popular that it's used in hundreds of applications and likely on half of all corporate networks on the internet. Hackers are said to be actively exploiting this vulnerability, one federal officials have called "most serious." Here's what you need to know about this bug and what you could do to protect yourself.

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Hackers Expose Log4J Vulnerability and It's Wreaking Havoc on the Internet
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