Exploit Prevention Labs released the results of its April 2007 Exploit Prevalence Survey

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

May 16, 2007

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ATLANTA -- Exploit Prevention Labs (http://www.explabs.com), developer of the LinkScanner line of safe surfing software that protects against exploits, phishing, and other social engineering attacks, today released the

results of its April 2007 Exploit Prevalence SurveyT. Celebrating its one year anniversary this month, the Exploit Prevalence Survey is the industry's only

survey to use real-world data to definitively measure the most widespread web-borne exploits. Results are derived from automated reports submitted by LinkScanner users combined with data collected from all levels of the company's multi-faceted research network.

"Cyber criminals hit the ground running in April," noted Roger Thompson, CTO of Exploit Prevention Labs and author of the monthly Exploit Prevalence Survey. "The ANI exploit that first hit the headlines at the end of March is proof that the bad guys are getting smarter and more sophisticated because it attacks fully patched machines. Even though Microsoft issued an emergency patch on April 3, it's moved up from number four to number three this month, representing almost

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