The New Attack Pattern
Danger still lurks, but things have gotten a lot better for the average computer user...The pattern we began to see emerging in 2006 was the narrow, targeted attack. The old style of mass bombardment of attacks appears to be a thing of the past. It's been over a year since we had a major Windows attack, Zotob if I remember correctly, and even that was not an all-timer. Even though it got a lot of ink, I still don't consider the WMF bug of a year ago to have been a major attack.
Zotob used the MS05-039 Plug-and-Play buffer overflow vulnerability to spread. There have been Windows vulnerabilities since then, but no widespread attacks based on them. The New Attack Pattern
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