Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Hackers target security products

#91 I have been watching the reports coming in of AV and security vendors releasing ever increasing patches for vulnerabilities in their own software, with some interest. Now, according to analysts, it would seem that as the pool of easily exploitable Windows security bugs dries up, hackers are looking for holes in security software to break into PCs.

Microsoft's Windows operating system has been a favourite target of hackers, but in a truly ironical twist, new security flaws are being discovered in security products at a faster rate than in Microsoft's products - attracting the attention of the hackers of course. Software makers should look at their security processes, and users need to get ready to patch security products. Also, buyers should ask tough security questions when buying new security products.

A case of the "fox watching the chicken coup" is perhaps developing?
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