Hackers targeting non-Microsoft vulnerabilities

By | May 12, 2006

The Asia Pacific vice president of patch management software vendor, Patchlink, believes that is a growing incidence of hackers targeting non-Microsoft platforms. According to Neal Gemassmer, Vice President of PatchLink APAC, recent evidence shows that Microsoft is now just one of many targets for hackers.

“With many organisations emphasising Patch Tuesday, while the number of non-Microsoft vulnerabilities grows, enterprises may be lulled into a false sense of security. Out of the one-hundred new vulnerabilities reported by SANS in the first week of April 2006, ninety-six were non-Microsoft software-related vulnerabilities,” said Mr Gemasser. “These statistics re-enforce PatchLink´s assertion that regardless of the operating system or application in which a new vulnerability arises, customers need to patch across multiple platforms and application layers.Read Full Story

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