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Patch That Web!

Windows admins and IT types are familiar with Patch Tuesday. Every month, Microsoft publicly releases a bunch of fixes and you or someone on your staff gets to fixin'.

The Web is a wilder, woollier and perhaps more dangerous world. Researchers and vendors such as Cenzic have been pointing out how unpatched many Web servers and apps are. In fact, Cenzic claims that seven out of 10 sites aren't safe.

While a security company has an incentive to show flaws, this information should make all of us pause. And after we pause, we should get to patchin'.

Posted by Doug Barney on September 02, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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