Adobe Reader, IE Dominate Vulnerability List

Paul Lilly

M86 Security Labs released a list of the top 15 most observed vulnerabilities for the first half of 2010 and, surprise-surprise, Adobe Acrobat & Adobe Reader (No. 1) and Microsoft Internet Explorer (No. 2) took the top two spots.

It wasn't enough to just take the top spots, Adobe Reader and Microsoft IE overachieved (underachieved?) by claiming nine out of the 15 slots, with four of them belonging to Adobe and five for Microsoft.

The list also indicates a growing focus on exploiting Java-based vulnerabilities.

"Java is the next low-hanging fruit for attackers," says Marc Maiffret, chief technology officer at eEye Digital Security.

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