finds the Secunia PSI Country Report for
According to Secunia's report,
The Secunia KSA report also released the top most exposed programs based on market share and percentage of unpatched users. Once again, the Microsoft XML Core Services 4 is found to be the most exposed program after it was recognized as such in the previous report for Q1 2014 released in
Kasper continued: "the state of security on private PCs is quite stable, for better or worse. The conclusion for the Secunia KSA report is that private users still have a long way to go when it comes to vulnerability awareness – which means understanding that it is important to apply security patches to vulnerable software programs to protect their PCs, and the data on them, from hackers." Commenting on Adobe Flash Player topping the list of End-of-life programs with a 66% market share, Kasper explained: "it is always recommended to remove End-of-Life programs from your PC as they are no longer maintained and supported by the vendor and do not receive security updates. They must therefore be treated as insecure. If you identify and remove End-of-Life programs you have made your PC a great deal more secure."
Vulnerabilities are discovered in software programs on a regular basis, and the vendor will usually release a patch for users to apply in the form of a security update. However, the latest findings from Secunia suggest that there is a significant increase in the number of programs that are no longer patched by the vendor. If users do not perform these updates, their PC will be vulnerable to attacks because hackers can use the vulnerability as an entry point. The best way for private users to stay secure is to make sure the software on their PCs is always updated with the latest software security updates. The Secunia PSI Country Report for
The Secunia Country Reports show on average how much vulnerable software is present on private PCs and list those programs that make PCs more exposed to cybercrime. Secunia releases quarterly country reports which provide insight into software security on private PCs in a number of countries including
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