Lazy security makes life easy for hackers

My spin: It’s not really fair to say this is all about laziness though. MANY business simply don’t know how to harden and better secure their networks. I’m not even talking about the dozens of patches that regularly come from Microsoft and dozens more from other vendors! News Clip: A study of internet security flaws has revealed that half of vulnerable systems remain unfixed after 30 days – making life easy for hackers.
The data – released at the Black Hat Briefings security Conference in Las Vegas – also showed that some flaws don’t completely die out over time but actually make a comeback. The vulnerabilities exploited by the Code Red and SQL Slammer worms, for example, are allowing those threats to reassert themselves on the internet, said Gerhard Eschelbeck, chief technology officer for vulnerability-assessment company Qualys. (full story)