Software Vulnerability Exploitation Trends

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    Exploring the impact of software mitigations on patterns of vulnerability exploitation
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        This whitepaper features new research that examines the impact of security mitigations that Microsoft has implemented over time to address software vulnerabilities. This analysis is based on a survey of security vulnerabilities that have been addressed through Microsoft security updates over a seven year period (2006 – 2012) and are known to have been exploited. The survey focuses on assessing trends in the types of vulnerabilities that have been exploited, the product versions that have been targeted, and the exploitation techniques that have been used by attackers.
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