Publicly disclosed vulnerabilities continue to rise

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The first quarter of 2018 has shown a 1.8 percent increase in the number of disclosed vulnerabilities over the same period in 2017, with 5,375 unique vulnerabilities reported. This is one of the findings of Risk Based Security’s latest Vulnerability QuickView Report, which suggests that unless the rate of increase slows down 2018 will be another record year. More worrying is that 1,790 (33.3 percent) of the vulnerabilities tracked do not have a CVE ID assigned and therefore are not available in NVD and similar databases that solely rely on CVE. 19.7 percent of these vulnerabilities have a CVSSv2 score…

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