CERT: Security flaw reports increasing

Wednesday, 17 July 2002, 12:10 AM EST

A dramatic increase in the number of reported computer system vulnerabilities has the global IT industry spooked, but the world's leading security authority said there is an upside to this threat.

Larry Rogers, a senior member of the technical staff at the US-based CERT Coordination Centre, told ZDNet Australia that for the 2001 calendar year, there were 2437 vulnerabilities reported. This compares with 1090 reported in 2000.

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