Now that the calendar has turned to October, the Month of Abysssec Undisclosed Bugs has come to an end (I sure wish I could say that for bed bugs and stink bugs, as well . . .). And the results?
Vulnerabilities were found in Microsoft Excel and Explorer, various Adobe products (again), Java, Apple QuickTime, and Firefox, among many other things.
I encourage readers to check out the details of Abysssec's experiment. It's eye opening, largely because, as I stated before, just about everybody has a vulnerability. The problem is the not everybody will accept that their software or OS is fallible-both companies and users. In most situations I tend to be fairly optimistic, but when it comes to security, I think erring on the side of pessimism or playing a strong defense is wiser. This past month shows why that's a pretty good approach.