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At http://www.microsoft.com/security/sir/default.aspx, Microsoft have a made available a free Security Inteliigence Report.

Here is an interesting note about the report: "At RSA Conference Europe 2011 today, Microsoft Corp. released the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 11 (SIRv11), which found that less than 1 percent of exploits in the first half of 2011 were against zero-day vulnerabilities — software vulnerabilities that are successfully exploited before the vendor has published a security update or “patch.” In contrast, 99 percent of all attacks during the same period distributed malware through familiar techniques, such as social engineering and unpatched vulnerabilities. In the report, Microsoft highlights the fact that some of the more common threats can be mitigated through good security best practices."

Although Zero-Day vulnerabilities are always a threat, I was surprised that they comprised such a small part of the total threat.
Posted on Sunday, January 1, 2012 7:59 PM | Back to top


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