Unpatched machines seen as major security threat

Thursday, 5 May 2005, 11:19 AM EST

Hackers will keep cranking out exploits that take advantage of known software vulnerabilities because, although patches are available, a minority of machines are fixed, security vendor McAfee said Monday.

In releasing its quarterly security analysis, McAfee's "AVERT" virus research team noted that exploited vulnerabilities are becoming a dominant threat to both consumers and enterprises.

By Gregg Keizer at SecurityPipeline.

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