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Report: Microsoft's Products Not In Security Firm's Top Ten Vulnerabilities engine msg:4515636 5:55 pm on Nov 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
Security firm Kaspersky has released its latest IT Threat Evolution report. There were some interesting findings in the report, as always, but the most interesting thing that stuck out was all the way at the bottom:
Microsoft products no longer feature among the Top 10 products with vulnerabilities. This is because the automatic updates mechanism has now been well developed in recent versions of Windows OS.
bill msg:4515731 2:37 am on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
It's mostly Java and Flash that are the weakest links now. This trend should continue as we see more Windows 7 and Windows 8 adoption. Leosghost msg:4515750 4:16 am on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
You forgot acrobat reader...( the Red Rum of trojan horses..) the software that opens the door to murder and mayhem on any system running it..
bill msg:4515774 6:59 am on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
You're right. I should have simply said Java and Adobe. lucy24 msg:4515793 7:52 am on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
Is this what's called damning with faint praise? Or am I thinking of praising with faint damns? Now, if they collapsed the three (!) Adobe Flash Player problems and the two Oracle Java problems into one each, then where would MS be? :: thinking irritably that I would never open iTunes at all if they hadn't seen fit to make it the mandatory conduit for all iPad activity :: Adobe Flash Player vulnerability #4: At constant risk for being deleted outright, because every time you blink it wants to install an upgrade.