October 17, 2012 THREATS & ATTACKS, ZERO-DAY

Zero-day attacks last much longer than most would believe

written by Danielle Walker

A new report shows that zero-day attacks are more prevalent than previously thought and persist longer than expected before being detected – in some cases for more than 300 days.

Security firm Symantec published the findings, which showed that the typical zero-day attack, an exploit for a vulnerability for which there is no patch available, lasted about 10 months on average before being discovered. (Read more)

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