Saturday, November 03, 2012

Report: Top Ten Vulnerabilities Exclude Microsoft Products

Yes, you read the title correctly.  Kaspersky released their 2012 third quarter report of the top ten vulnerabilities and no Microsoft product is on the list.  The data in the report is based on vulnerable programs and files detected on the computers of KSN users.  There was an average of eight different vulnerabilities on each affected computer.

Topping the list is Oracle Java, followed by Adobe products, particularly Adobe Flash Player.  Also included in the list are two Apple products, Quick Time and iTunes.  The list of vulnerabilities can be found on the Securelist, "IT Threat Evolution: Q3 2012", here.

The takeaway?
Don't be a statistic.  Stay safe and keep your computer updated.

If your computer does get infected or you need assistance determining if it is up to date, post the requested logs for review in the Analysis and Malware Removal forum at LandzDown or in the Security Arena at

Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...

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