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|Posté le: Ven 24 Sep - 01:50 (2010) Sujet du message: Is your PC a sitting duck for hackers?
|How confident are you that your computer is safe from an online attack?
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you rely on vendors like Microsoft and Apple to let you know when a security update is
ready to be installed. (Google updates systems automatically.)
But until a patch is released, that hole--known as a zero-day vulnerability--in effect
makes your computer a sitting duck for anyone who writes an exploit for it and bothers to
distribute it via e-mails and drive-by downloads on Web sites.
EEye Digital Security launched a Web site yesterday that lists current zero-day
vulnerabilities and offers an archive on ones that have been patched. The Zero Day Tracker
compiles information on publicly disclosed security holes and provides details on them
including what software they affect, how severe they are, the potential impact and
suggestions for workarounds and other protection techniques.
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founder and chief technology officer of eEye, describes the free site as a "one-stop shop"
for zero-day information.
"For the longest time the only company that would notify you about zero-days was Microsoft,
and recently Adobe has started doing that," he said. "But there are still many other
companies that have zero-day vulnerabilities that go unreported."
The most widely used database of software vulnerabilities is the National Vulnerability
Database sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security
Division/US-CERT and run by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. There is
also buy ffxiv gilthe Open Source
Vulnerability Database, the US-CERT Vulnerability Notes Database and one run by
SecurityFocus. But you have to do some digging on the sites to find the vulnerabilities
that are unpatched.