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I wouldn't be surprised if it was typical. Heck even Microsoft only recently took a month's vacation from writing code to beef up software security.
My view is that security really is a full-time position. There are just too many exploits going on for the average person to keep track of. No wonder people ignore security concerns or are ignorant of them.
Here are some computer security links:
Neohapsis Security Archives (Mirrors Bugtraq and others)
Provides extensive nearly real-time notifications about current and past exploits on many systems.
Provides notifications on current and past exploits on many systems.
Wietse Venema's Web Site
Contains many software programs like TCP Wrappers, Postfix, etc. and papers on computer security by this well known guru.
The Hacker's Choice
A German-based computer security site by hackers.
"The doktor is in."