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Microsoft Escapes Kaspersky's Top 10 Vulnerabilities List 112

Posted by timothy
from the or-maybe-it-goes-without-saying dept.
An anonymous reader writes "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.'"
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Microsoft Escapes Kaspersky's Top 10 Vulnerabilities List

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  • Re:Surprised? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Colonel Korn (1258968) on Saturday November 03, 2012 @11:41AM (#41864695)

    Less surprising is that the top vulnerabilities are Oracle's Java and Adobe products. In fact, Adobe can claim 5 of the top 10. Too bad I still have Reader and Flash on my system, but Java was purged from my system about a week after I stopped doing Java development.

    Just to reinforce the picture of Java as crapware, it blows my mind that Oracle packages shit like the Ask Toolbar in the regular security updates and you have to uncheck a box in order to prevent its installation. Oracle is a Zynga-level company.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 03, 2012 @11:53AM (#41864781)

    With the rise of OS X Windows is no longer relevant.

    Parent is correct - although a little hyperbolic. Windows is no longer the 800 lb gorilla - Apple iOS is.

    The market trend is towards more mobile type of computing and less desktop related type of things. Yes, yes, yes, I know that you need a desktop for "real" work, but many many others don't. Most of what I need to do can be done on a tablet or smartphone - where Windows has a very small market share.

    Also, generally desktops are being kept longer and longer because there's really no need to keep doing so. Microsft sees the writing on the wall and they are scrambling to get move into other profitable (for them) lines of business before their gravy trains (Windows and Office) slows down too much.

  • by jones_supa (887896) on Saturday November 03, 2012 @12:01PM (#41864861)
    Windows 7 is the best desktop OS. Secure enough, runs fast, smooth, stable, and all software and hardware works. OSX is pretty good too, but you have to buy expensive hardware to get it, and the software selection (especially regarding games) is more limited.
  • by dgharmon (2564621) on Sunday November 04, 2012 @05:11AM (#41871123) Homepage
    "Microsoft products no longer feature among the Top 10 products with vulnerabilities"

    "Kaspersky Lab is a Microsoft Gold Certified Security Solutions Partner and is currently working on several joint projects with Microsoft". link [kaspersky.com]

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