A bounds check on the Microsoft exploitability index

Thursday, 5 February 2009, 1:00 PM EST

Launched in October 2008 by the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), the Microsoft Exploitability Index is designed to provide additional information to help customers better prioritize the deployment of Microsoft security updates.

This index provides customers with guidance on the likelihood of functioning exploit code being developed for vulnerabilities addressed by Microsoft security updates. So, just how valuable is such an exploitability index and how should it be used? To help answers these questions, Immunity, Inc., a well respected player in the vulnerability research community, has conducted a third-party analysis of the exploitability index and presented its case in the form of a white paper.

At Microsoft.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Cloned, booby-trapped Dark Web sites steal bitcoins, login credentials

Apart from being a way for dissidents and journalists to do their business without being spotted and identified by "the powers that be", the Dark Web is also a place where criminals sell and buy illegal wares and services and, apparently, where they also get robbed by scammers.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Jul 3rd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //