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Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100% 137

Posted by samzenpus
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An anonymous reader writes Bromium Labs analyzed public vulnerabilities and exploits from the first six months of 2014. The research determined that Internet Explorer vulnerabilities have increased more than 100 percent since 2013, surpassing Java and Flash vulnerabilities. Web browsers have always been a favorite avenue of attack, but we are now seeing that hackers are not only getting better at attacking Internet Explorer, they are doing it more frequently.
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Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

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  • New Microsoft CEO (Score:5, Interesting)

    by ArcadeMan (2766669) on Thursday July 24, 2014 @07:31AM (#47521705)

    Does anyone think there's any chance that the next IE version will simply switch to Blink or WebKit, with a fallback to Trident if the X-UA-Compatible meta is present?

    If that happens, Firefox will be the odd one out as far as rendering is concerned.

  • Re:New Microsoft CEO (Score:4, Interesting)

    by gstoddart (321705) on Thursday July 24, 2014 @07:47AM (#47521803) Homepage

    Does anyone think there's any chance that the next IE version will simply switch to Blink or WebKit

    Microsoft switch IE to use components written by someone else?

    I place the likelihood of that as pretty small.

    Microsoft have always had a huge case of "Not Invented Here", and I don't see that changing.

  • A rule of thumb.. (Score:4, Interesting)

    by js3 (319268) on Thursday July 24, 2014 @07:48AM (#47521807)

    if someone gives you a percentage they are trying to make it better or worse than it actually is.

  • by WD (96061) on Thursday July 24, 2014 @08:06AM (#47521903)

    Just because you don't know about vulnerabilities, that doesn't mean that they're not there. The vulnerabilities are present in the code before they are discovered.

    Having said that, drawing conclusions from vulnerability counts is usually an exercise in futility. There are many factors that affect how many vulnerabilities are discovered and disclosed. Including availability of vulnerability-finding tools, discovery of novel attack techniques, or simply critical mass of interest in the security field.

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