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Security Woes Up, as PHP and OSS Make the List

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    Security Woes Up, as PHP and OSS Make the List

    Software vulnerabilities are up this year, especially Web browser-based ones, according to a new report from IBM Internet Security Systems. The X-Force 2008 Mid-Year Trend Statistics Report, released in late July, defined the problem broadly. A vulnerability is anything that results "in a weakening or breakdown of the confidentiality, integrity, or accessibility of the computing system."

    Topping the list of companies reporting the most vulnerabilities were such tech mainstays as IBM, Microsoft, Apple and Cisco Systems. Microsoft had the third most reported vulnerabilities. However, an interesting dimension to this year's report is that open source software (OSS) or free software groups, such as Mozilla's Firefox, WordPress and Joomla, also made the list of programs with security holes in them.

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