Linked by David Adams on Wed 18th May 2011 02:53 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Privacy, Security, Encryption Microsoft published volume 10 of the its Security Intelligence Report which provides perspectives on software vulnerabilities, software vulnerability exploits, malicious and potentially unwanted software, and security breaches in both Microsoft and third party software. Microsoft found out that vulnerabilities in applications versus operating systems or web browsers continued to account for a large majority of all vulnerabilities in 2010, although the total number of application vulnerabilities declined 22.2 percent from 2009. The exploitation of Java vulnerabilities sharply increased in the second quarter of 2010 and surpassed every other exploitation category that the MMPC tracks, including generic HTML/scripting exploits, operating system exploits, and document exploits.
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by windowshasyou on Wed 18th May 2011 02:57 UTC
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2011-05-14

This is the one case where I think that Microsoft knows what its talking about. After all, who better to lecture people on security breachs than a company that is known for ignoring security?

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by benali72 on Wed 18th May 2011 16:05 in reply to "?"
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2008-05-03

More than a competence issue, I would wonder if MS is shading results to fit their own purposes. They have a vested interest in saying the problems lie with other company's apps, rather than Windows, IE, or their own infrastructural software.

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