By Maria Eriksen Jensen
I recently read this interesting report by Microsoft on software vulnerabilities and exploits, malicious code threats, and potentially unwanted software. I thought that you might also find it interesting.
The key findings of the report are based on detailed analysis of trends found in 117 countries/regions worldwide over the last few years, focusing on 2010. Microsoft's perspective on vulnerability disclosure is that “Vulnerabilities in applications versus operating systems or web browsers continued to account for a large majority of all vulnerabilities in 2010.”
The report also presents a concise summary of findings regarding document exploits, operating system infection rates, threat families, home and enterprise threats, e-mail threats, spam types, and malicious websites.
To access the Microsoft Key Findings Report (Volume 10), click here.
Maria Eriksen Jensen
VP Marketing & Business Development