Wednesday, July 8, 2009
"The number of exploits being written to target specific software vulnerabilities could be at all-time highs, new threat figures have suggested.
"Fortinet's Threatscape report for June, which actually covers the period between 21 May and 20 June, reveals that of the 108 new vulnerabilities added to its firewall intrusion detection system in the period, 62 were being actively exploited.
"This is equivalent to a 57.4 percent exploit rate, a rise over previous months and in line with increasing percentages and absolute numbers for recent months. For comparison, April-May exploit rates stood at 46.4 percent, with March-April at 31.3 percent..."