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Updated research of the largest base of real-world vulnerability data

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| 4. Exploitation - Eighty percent of vulnerability exploits are now available 
| within single digit days after the vulnerability’s public release. In 2008, 
| Qualys Labs logged 56 vulnerabilities with zero-day exploits, including the 
| RPC vulnerability that produced Conficker. In 2009, the first vulnerability 
| released by Microsoft, MS09-001 had an exploit available within seven days. 
| Microsoft’s April Patch Tuesday included known exploits for over 47 percent 
| of the published vulnerabilities. This law had the most drastic change from 
| the Laws 1.0 in 2004, which provided a comfortable 60 days as guidance.       


After Five Years, Apparently The Mobile Virus Flood Is Really Coming This Time

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| For about five years, there's been an effort to whip up hype around the 
| supposed threat of mobile viruses and malware. Pretty much all of that hype's  
| come from anti-virus vendors, so it's been pretty suspect, particularly as 
| this threat they've been hyping for so long has failed to materialize.  


Well, Microsoft Windows hardly runs on phones.

International hackers, many from China, are attacking NYPD computers

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| A network of mystery hackers, most based in China, have been making 70,000 
| attempts a day to break into the NYPD's computer system, the city's top cop 
| revealed Wednesday.  


K.gov cautious on EU cyberwar effort

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| Security chiefs are considering joining an EU wargame to help guard critical 
| internet infrastructure against attacks from enemy states or criminals, but 
| Whitehall officials are concerned other members of the bloc are not ready.  


The Great Brazilian Sat-Hack Crackdown

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| "This had been happening for more than five years," says Celso Campos, of the 
| Brazilian Federal Police. "Since the communication channel was open, not 
| encrypted, lots of people used it to talk to each other."   



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| The New York Times called it an "unthinkable disaster", the television news 
| show 60 Minutes said it could "disrupt the entire internet" and we at the 
| Guardian warned that it might be a "deadly threat". Naysayers were few, and 
| drowned out.   



Spam overwhelms e-mail messages

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| More than 97% of all e-mails sent over the net are unwanted, according to a
| Microsoft security report.



Malware, Spam, and other Net Pests Rev Up

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| The number of malware detections has grown by almost half a million since the
| end of the year, jumping from 500,000 total detections to 900,000.
| "I have a nasty feeling that the situation is getting worse, not better",
| says Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer for the security vendor.


Bots rule in cyberspace

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| USA TODAY REPORTS that on an average day, 40 per cent of the 800 million
| computers connected to the Internet are bots used to send out spam, viruses
| and to mine for sensitive personal data.


Botnets Running Rampant

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| How much money is being stolen by cybercriminals? No one knows, and no one
| even knows how to go about coming up with that number, IronPort's Peterson
| said.

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