From Operating System to Application: Web Survey Looks at Malware Trends
Source: SciTech - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Host Security "Two years ago, this list was dominated completely by weaknesses in operating systems," said SANS Institute Director of Research Alan Paller. "Now we're seeing more and more vulnerabilities in applications being exploited." The data also reveal that, for the first time, some security Latest News about Security and anti-virus software is vulnerable to hackers, creating a dangerous high-level backdoor into users' systems.

The SANS Institute Latest News about SANS Institute, the United States' largest cooperative research effort on information security, publishes its list of the top 20 Internet security vulnerabilities every three months. The survey lists the 10 most commonly exploited groups of weaknesses in each of the two major computer operating systems: Windows and UNIX/Linux.

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