Software security flaws hit plateau

Friday, 19 March 2004, 1:37 AM EST

Seven new security vulnerabilities were identified in software products on average every day in 2003.

Flaws are becoming more serious and coming to light much quicker, but their number is unlikely to grow much further, according to the six-monthly Internet Threat Report from security specialist Symantec.

'It has just about reached a plateau,' said Jeremy Ward, Symantec's service development director.

'Most vulnerabilities are found in Microsoft operating systems because they are the biggest operating systems, but there is no doubt that Microsoft is making inroads.

By Emma Nash at vnunet.

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