15 Dec 2013

Vendor security patches lag dangerously, study suggests

Author: Stundhutt | Filed under: News

Subscribers to organizations that sell exploits for vulnerabilities not yet known to software developers gain daily access to scores of flaws in the world’s most popular technology, a study shows. NSS Labs, which is in the business of testing security products for corporate subscribers, found that over the last three years, subscribers of two major vulnerability programs had access on any given day to at least 58 exploitable flaws in Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, or Adobe products. In addition, NSS labs found that an average of 151 days passed from the time when the programs purchased a vulnerability from a researcher and the affected vendor released a patch

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Vendor security patches lag dangerously, study suggests

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