Companies still dragging their feet with patches

From IDG News Service (Jeremy Kirk)
A study from security vendor Qualys has found that companies are patching just a hair faster than they were five years ago. 

From IDG News Service (Jeremy Kirk)

A study from security vendor Qualys has found that companies are patching just a hair faster than they were five years ago. 

The latest data was collected throughout 2008, said Wolfgang Kandek, Qualys’ CTO. Qualys scanned 80 million IP (Internet Protocol) addresses using 200 scanners that looked at Internet-facing PCs and 5,000 internal scanners behind firewalls on company intranets.

Kandek said 680 million vulnerabilities were found, with 72 million constituting critical ones, meaning the software problem could allow a hacker to take control of a computer remotely and install malicious software. Read the full story [techworld.com.au]

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