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Report: Microsoft's Products Not In Security Firm's Top Ten Vulnerabilities

     

engine

5:55 pm on Nov 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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.
I can hear the Microsoft haters crying foul all across the globe. Yet itís true.Report: Microsoft's Products Not In Security Firm's Top Ten Vulnerabilities [thenextweb.com]

bill

2:37 am on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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

4:16 am on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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

6:59 am on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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You're right. I should have simply said Java and Adobe.

lucy24

7:52 am on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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.
 

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