New vulnerability scoring system shooting for common language

Summary:NewScientist.com: A consortium of software and security companies has come up with the first unified language for rating the vulnerabilities that plague computer operating systems, opening them to attack from viruses and hackers.

NewScientist.com: A consortium of software and security companies has come up with the first unified language for rating the vulnerabilities that plague computer operating systems, opening them to attack from viruses and hackers. The system will provide system administrators with the first quick way to prioritise the dozens of software patches they receive each week, say its creators.

Topics: Security

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