A new survey released today states that computer criminals are shifting their eyes away from Microsoft products to other popular programs. Hackers are now looking to take advantage of less frequently patched software programs as Microsoft's Windows operating system got more secure because many Windows users nowadays receive security upgrades automatically.
But anyhow Microsoft's programs are still a popular target for hackers who have found multiple holes in Internet Explorer, Media Player, MSN Messenger as well as in the company's Windows OS for PCs and servers.
During the first quarter of 2005 more than 600 new Internet security holes were found, according to SANS. More info at Reuters
Hackers moving to other targets than Microsoft software
Posted on Monday, May 02 2005 @ 18:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck