Report: Softwares responsible for 76% of vulnerabilities – install Secunia PSI
Third-party programs responsible for 76% of vulnerabilities in popular software Posted on Feb 27, 2014 11:28 am Third-party programs are responsible for 76% of the vulnerabilities discovered in the 50 most popular programs in 2013, say the results of Secunia’s Vulnerability Review 2014, which is based on a samp… Read in browser » http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=16448
NOTE this was the great efforts and design and reasons for Microsoft creating Windows Vista, as it was shown and proven that Windows was NOT the reason for so much malware as an inadequately safe operating system. It was the third party – or simply all other softwares users installed on their computers that were the causes of malware infections via poor inadequate security coding and mainly always using Administrator Privileges were it was not necessary which gave malware administrator rights to run on the system. UAC – User Account Control was born in Vista which mitigated this. Bill Gates and Microsoft addressed ALL software creators worldwide to design safer hard coded softwares security-wise and not using administrator rights continually where not appropriate or necessary to run.
The security re-designed Windows Vista was on the heels of the Windows XP launch and years – where much of today’s malware was created and invented such as spyware itself, which did not exist before Windows XP. Here we are again with this reliable, credible, and well respected Secunia report. Malware is infecting systems thru weak softwares and NOT because of the Windows Operating System design.
It is more than highly recommended for all users to install this free software for Home Users from Secunia (which I use too) which is a reliable durable software program that will scan the web for software updates that get issued for all softwares you may have installed. It can be set to automatically update them or manually. It can set to run with each computer start up in the background or to manually start and run a scan periodically as once a week or twice monthly. Now to do this manually can take hours and hours going to the software home website to check if updates are available, which many times are too hard to find at the site or not even posted there. Many softwares today finally added a Check For Updates button, which again can take all the time to continually open and close each software to check for Updates. The Secunia PSI automates these tasks ! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND IS FREE TO HOME USERS !
INSTALL THIS TO KEEP ALL YOUR INSTALLED SOFTWARES UP TO DATE !
(NOTE this will not install software Upgrades to next versions like on paid-for softwares were it will cost more for an upgrade. It scans for updates to your existing version.)
Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI)
(Download at website)
The Secunia PSI explained
The Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) is a free computer security solution that identifies vulnerabilities in non-Microsoft (third-party) programs which can leave your PC open to attacks. Simply put, it scans software on your system and identifies programs in need of security updates to safeguard your PC against cybercriminals. It then supplies your computer with the necessary software security updates to keep it safe. The Secunia PSI even automates the updates for your insecure programs, making it a lot easier for you to maintain a secure PC. Using a scanner like Secunia PSI 3.0 is complementary to antivirus software, and as a free computer security program, is essential for every home computer.
(From Secunia) :
PSI 3.0 Walkthrough
Tim and Dave
Short animated story about security and why Tim is happier than Dave. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5rZkCnKMCM&feature=youtu.be
WHO IS SECUNIA?
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