NSS Labs today released a new 2012 Vulnerability Threat Report, analyzing data on threat and vulnerability trends over the past 10 years and revealing that after a 5 year decline, the number of vulnerabilities disclosed in 2012 rose 26% compared to 2011. This reversal, along with recent announcements from the Common Vulnerabilities and Exploits Project (CVE) that they plan to change their vulnerability identification syntax in order to classify more than 9,999 per year, indicate that vulnerability numbers are expected to increase steadily, despite massive secure software investment across the software industry.

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