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Changing Trends in Vulnerability Discovery
Tope SW, Furnell SM, Papadaki M, Pinkney G
Advances in Network & Communication Engineering 3, pp193-202, 2006
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There is an increasing awareness of vulnerabilities in computer software. Vulnerabilities have to be found before an exploit can take place. Thus it is up to those wishing to seek exploits and those seeking defences or remedies to find these vulnerabilities. This research presents the results into changing trends and focus on the different operating systems towards the most widely used ones. It also examines the shift towards exploitation of vulnerabilities in other software, such as applications, as well as revealing how some of the types of vulnerabilities are declining whilst others are as frequent as ever.

Tope SW, Furnell SM, Papadaki M, Pinkney G