In order to make sure that their copies of Windows are bulletproofed against exploits in the wild, customers need to apply a patch every five days, according to Secunia. Of course, not all patches target the Windows operating system. Updates are also needed to plug security holes in the software that runs on top of the platform. Thomas Kristensen
, the chief security officer of Secunia, revealed that security vulnerabilities were the main avenue for attacks, allowing for the affected systems to be compromised.