Vulnerability intelligence firm Secunia has released its Q2 quarterly country report for US and 14 other countries around the world. Big take away this round is the continued massive vulns out there on PDF readers. Kasper Lindgaard, Director of Research and Security at Secunia commented on the releasing of Q2 report.
Kasper Lindgaard, Director of Research and Security at Secunia :
“PDF readers remain one of the world’s most popular targets for hackers so it is concerning that we are still seeing 75% of PCs that have Adobe Reader 10 or 11 installed are unpatched. There are steps that PC users can take to defend themselves, and any system they are connected to, against known exploits. By upgrading to the latest version of the program and by applying priority patches in a timely manner, PC users can make great strides towards minimising their exposure to security risks.”
The report break down how much and what type of vulnerable software is currently installed on private PCs including :
- Software application programs installed (and by how many vendors)
- End-of-life programs installed
- Unpatched third party programs
- Origin of vulnerabilities
- Most exposed programs (and current market share of each)
- End of life programs
Reports can be accessed at :
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