CVE Count and Statistics

Larry Seltzer had some interesting comments on my post about the rate of Office vulnerabilities at Vulnerabilities and Office Versions There may be a little flaw in the analysis in that LeBlanc studied reports during the period from 9/18/2007 to 11/17/2008. By that time earlier Office versions had been around for a long time and…

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Improvements in Office Security

We now have a pretty neat internal web site where I can easily search for CVE entries and bulletin counts by product. It shows some interesting trends that I hope will continue to hold. First, let me preface this by saying that CVE entry count is a better (though not perfect) way to measure how…

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Lies, Damn Lies, Information Leaks, and Statistics

Robert Hensing posted some criticism of a study that purported to analyze how many users are at risk due to using out of date or unpatched browsers. Rob rightfully points out that you can actually be running a very old version of IE (depending on OS), and still be patched against current attacks. A flaw…

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