SANS Top 20 Hackers’ Holes

SANS has named its top hacker targets for 2006, and surprisingly, Internet Explorer and other Windows components are on the list.

Also included, Mac OS X, including its Safari browser, the image input/output framework, wireless networking, and the ubiquitous “other.” Most of this stuff is either patched with significant speed, or was someone else’s fault to begin with (think wireless) – the real risk to OS X is that the resurgence of UNIX-like operating systems will prompt hackers to look for vulnerabilities that will pass over.

As for the Windows stuff, including IE, the Libraries, MS Office, the Services, and configuration issues…well their numbers are beyond the scope of this post (or my limited attention span, while typing from 10.4.8).

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