Flaw count hits a high

Wednesday, 11 October 2006, 3:35 PM EST

It isn't over yet, but 2006 is already a record year when it comes to security vulnerabilities. But there's a silver lining: A smaller chunk of them are high-risk flaws.

Last year, researchers at Internet Security Systems identified 5,195 vulnerabilities in software. On Monday, the count for this year stood at 5,450, according to the Atlanta-based company's survey, and the projected total for the whole of the year is almost 7,500 bugs.

At USA Today.

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