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Microsoft Zero-Day Patches on Upswing

Lost in all the brouhaha of the latest spitting match between Microsoft and Google -- this one about a Windows XP exploit that Google discovered and didn't give Microsoft any chance to respond to before it went public -- is that fact that it's Microsoft's eighth zero-day vulnerability threat this year. According to a Computerworld story, that compares to 10 zero-day threats for all of 2009. That means zero-days are happening at nearly twice the rate of the previous year. Does that make anyone else nervous?
--By Keith Ward

Posted by Doug Barney on June 11, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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