"The FBI has teamed up with the industry experts to
formulate a list of the 20 most important Internet security
Acting as a resource to show which security holes of common
platforms should be prioritised, the list covers general
vulnerabilities, as well as bugs specifically affecting Windows and
Unix boxes. A previous chart covered 10 vulnerabilities and the
latest run-down expands and updates that list, which is now over a
The rational for producing a check list is that system
administrators have reported they had not corrected many known
security flaws because they simply did not know which
vulnerabilities were most dangerous, and were too busy to correct
them all. Vulnerability scanners search for up to 800
vulnerabilities "blunting the focus" of sys admins."
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