Disclosed vulnerabilities surged in the first half of the year and more than 55 percent of them remained unpatched, according to a report from IBM.
Big Blue's X-Force report found the following:
- 4,396 new vulnerabilities were documented in the first half, up 36 percent from a year ago.
- 55 percent of those vulnerabilities had no vendor-supplied patch.
- Web application vulnerabilities were the biggest threat and accounted for 55 percent of all disclosures.
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