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Security Note

CNET has cited reports by the vulnerability-scanning company, Qualys, that there was an almost 3-fold rise in Microsoft vulnerabilities between 2006 and 2007, including a “huge jump” in vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office products, primarily  Excel.

For a number of years, one of my favorite sources of information on Security Risks has been the Sans Institute “Top 20” List, which “is a consensus list of vulnerabilities that require immediate remediation.” The SANS Institute Top 20 list covers a variety of platforms and grew historically from a document that summarized the Ten Most Critical Internet Security Vulnerabilities, which was published 7 years ago by the SANS Institute and the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) at the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Top 20 Annual Update for 2007 is on the page linked above.

-Bill at Cheshire Cat Photo

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