How to detect security vulnerabilities in your systems

Wednesday, 2 May 2007, 12:30 AM EST

Exploiters on the Internet have caused billions of dollars in damages. These exploiters are intelligent cyber terrorists, criminals and hackers who have a plethora of tools available in their war chests ranging from spyware, rootkits, Trojans, viruses, worms, bots, and zombies to various other blended threats.

Exploits can be grown and harvested the same day a security hole is announced - in so-called "zero-day attacks" - so they are getting much harder to stop. Open source malware code, freely available on the Internet, is enabling this phenomenon and cannot be reversed.

At CSO.

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