Windows XP Vulnerabilities


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Hi

New to this forum. I am carrying out some research on cyber attacks via systems operating Windows XP systems. Particularly vulnerable now as they are no longer being updated. My query is, do hackers search for victims specifically on the operating systems they are using? Do they have the capacity to profile the operating systems in use and build on the victims profile then?

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My query is, do hackers search for victims specifically on the operating systems they are using?

Reconnaissance is, as the name suggests, where a hacker carries out research to determine and understand a target. The age-old wisdom of knowing your enemy is very apt here, as the threat actor needs to understand you to uncover your weaknesses.

One technical-orientated example of this is a threat actor looking up what operating systems a company is using.

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