IBM X-Force: Browsers under siege from organized crime

2007 X-Force security report notes rise in sophistication of attacks


-- The number of critical computer security vulnerabilities disclosed increased by 28 percent, a substantial upswing from years past.
-- The overall number of vulnerabilities reported for the year went down for the first time in 10 years.
-- Out of all the vulnerabilities disclosed last year, only 50 percent can be corrected through vendor patches.
-- Nearly 90 percent of 2007 disclosed vulnerabilities are remotely exploitable.