Thursday, November 16, 2006

Zero-Day Flaws Dominate Vulnerability Rankings

The SANS Institute released its annual rankings of the Top 20 Internet-based attack vectors on Nov. 15, pointing to the continued rise of targeted threats aimed at newly discovered zero-day flaws and vulnerabilities in Microsoft products. Other shifts in the threat landscape charted by SANS include the more frequent creation of attacks on Internet-based phone systems and the increased popularity of threats that attempt to take advantage of vulnerabilities in Web-based applications.

Read the article HERE.

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