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Older vulnerabilities a top enabler of breaches, according to report

2015/02/23

SC Magazine - (International) Hewlett Packard security researchers reported that 44 percent of known breaches happened as a result of server misconfigurations and vulnerabilities discovered years ago. The report cites 33 percent of identified exploit samples from Microsoft Windows, 11 percent from Adobe Reader and Acrobat, 6 bugs in Oracle Java, and 2 flaws in Microsoft Office flaws. [ed.: more confirmation, if you needed it, of the importance of implementing a patch best practices process.]

Source: http://www.scmagazine.com/report-shows-organizations-dont-properly-patch-systems-networks/article/399708/

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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