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PDF, Flash, and Java: the Most Dangerous File Types
A report just released by AV-Test should be a huge wake-up call for anybody who doesn't pay attention to software updates. After ten years of study, the researchers concluded that security holes in Adobe and Java are responsible for 66 percent of all vulnerabilities actively exploited in Windows.
Modern applications are complex enough that there will always be flaws, and in some cases the flaw can open up a PC to invasion by malware. The vendors patch these flaws as quickly as they can, but their hard work doesn't help if you don't stay up to date. When cybercrooks shoehorn malware onto your PC by taking advantage of such a hole, that's called an exploit.
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