Security Reports 2010/2011 [Secunia/Sophos]

We will remember 2010 as a year in which our interaction with technology—and with each other—evolved because of the widespread adoption of social media and the use of innovative mobile computing devices.
We are dependent on smart devices—just ask anyone who has lost their iPhone or BlackBerry. And whether you’re using a mobile device or a laptop or desktop computer, you’re likely to use social networks more than ever. This new technology changes the way we communicate with our friends, colleagues and customers. This not only revolutionizes the way we live our lives, but also blurs the lines that define the way we run our businesses and use and share information.
Today, users are the content. Driving the growth, and at the same time being driven by it, the explosion in mobile computing is expanding the impact of the social web. And, the way that content is shared and accessed is now the core of a new global culture, affecting and combining the spheres of personal and business life.

Read: http://www.sophos.com/sophos/docs/eng/papers/sophos-security-threat-report-2011-wpna.pdf

This report presents global vulnerability data from the last five years and identifies trends found in 2010. The total number of vulnerabilities disclosed in 2010 shows a slight decrease of 3% compared to 2009. A significant trend, however, is revealed when looking at a representative portfolio of software typically found on end-point PCs. Vulnerabilities affecting this portfolio have increased in three years, or by 71% in the last 12 months alone. This trend is primarily the result of vulnerabilities in third-party (non-Microsoft) programs, which in turn are also much harder to patch as a result of a lack of a unifying patch mechanism. By neglecting the risk of ubiquitous third-party programs, users risk being compromised by cybercriminals every day, despite the deployment of other security measures

Read: http://secunia.com/gfx/pdf/Secunia_Yearly_Report_2010.pdf

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