Thursday, March 26, 2015
Vulnerability report reveals Microsoft isn't the bad guy after all
It's that time of year again, and the latest Secunia Vulnerability Review has been published. This analysed anonymous data gathered from scans right across 2014 of millions of computers which have Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) installed and revealed some interesting statistics. On average, the computers used by the people running PSI had 76 programs installed on them and these vary from country to country. Secunia focussed its attention on what it calls "a representative portfolio of the 50 most common applications" which compromised 34 Microsoft and 16 non-Microsoft ones. So what did the analysis discover? You might be surprised if you tend to think of Microsoft as being the bad guy when it comes to vulnerable products.