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5 Signs Enterprise Software Security Is Improving

Application security improvements and built-in antimalware defenses are forcing cybercriminals to find softer targets.

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Attacks Targeting Office, PDFs Retreating

IBM said a decline in exploits targeting Adobe Acrobat and Reader vulnerabilities could be attributed to the sandbox capabilities in Adobe Acrobat Reader X. Sandboxing technology makes it more difficult for cybercriminals to use Adobe software flaws to gain access to systems by preventing malicious code from accessing critical system processes. Microsoft has also been increasingly building in defensive mechanisms, making it more difficult and costly for malware writers to target document vulnerabilities. In addition to exploiting a vulnerability, a malware writer needs to write code to bypass the added defenses, IBM said.

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