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Vulnerability "Top Twenty"
Here's what invites cyber-crime, according to the experts
Oct. 13, 2004 12:00 AM
Here are the top 20 "Achilles Heels" in today's computers from the point of view of hackers.
According to the BBC, the list includes loopholes found in both Windows and Unix/Linux software.
1. Web servers and services
2. Work station service
3. Windows remote access services
4. Microsoft SQL server
5. Windows authentication
6. Web browsers
7. File-sharing applications
9. E-mail programs
10. Instant messaging
11. Bind domain name system
12. Web server
14.Version control systems
15. Mail transport services
16.Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
17.Open secure sockets layer (SSL)
18.Misconfiguration of enterprise services
20. Kernel (ANI)
"It's a first things first list," explained Alan Paller, head of the Sans Institute, a non-profit group which trains and certifies computer security professionals. "It can be very helpful for people that are trying to fix their vulnerabilities," he added.
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