BeyondTrust, the worldwide leader in intelligent identity and access security, released its latest Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report. The tenth edition of the annual security study breaks down Microsoft's vulnerabilities by product and category. For the third time in a row, excessive user privileges are among the highest security risks. With a total of 1,292 vulnerabilities, this year's report has identified more vulnerabilities in Microsoft systems than ever before. Elevation of Privilege is the #1 vulnerability category for the third year running, accounting for 55% of the total Microsoft vulnerabilities. In 2022, total Microsoft vulnerabilities rose to 1,292, hitting an all-time high since the report began 10 years ago.

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