Time to go back to IE?
Now here is something you won’t hear that often. Despite the common hate for Adobe’s Flash and Oracle’s Java plugins, it looks like they are not the major offenders when it comes to the actual number of vulnerabilities.
According to the latest report by security firm Secunia, Google Chrome, Firefox and iTunes are responsible for the majority of Windows security issues. As it turns out, 86% of all Windows vulnerabilities in 2012 (up from 78% last year) come from non-Microsoft applications and here is the actual list (vulnerabilities – product name):
291 – Google Chrome
257 – Mozilla Firefox
243 – Apple iTunes
67 – Adobe Flash Player
66 – Oracle Java
What was the actual sample size? According to Secunia’s Personal Software program, there were 9,776 software vulnerabilities in a total of 2,503 applications that were released by 421 companies.
So here a tip of the week for you: switch to Internet Explorer. Saying that does feel weird, actually.
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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.