Security Software Vulnerabilities Rise In 2010

IBM reported on Wednesday that the number of cracks hackers could exploit in computer software jumped during the first half of 2010.

The number of documented “vulnerabilities” reported by an X-Force Research and Development team at IBM increased 36 percent to 4,396 from the same period last year, and over half lacked patches to correct the flaws.

“This year’s X-Force report reveals that although threats are on the rise, the industry as a whole is getting much more vigilant about reporting vulnerabilities,” IBM Security Solutions general manager Steve Robinson said in a statement.

“Threat dynamics continue to multiply and evolve at a furious pace, making it more crucial than ever to look at unfolding trends so we can better prepare our clients for the future.”

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