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Windows 7: Security 2014: The holes are in the apps, not the operating systems

01 Mar 2014   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

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Security 2014: The holes are in the apps, not the operating systems

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Security firms FireEye and Secunia say Windows continues to be the most-targeted OS and businesses can expect to be attacked by malware once every 1.5 seconds.

Yes, some operating systems are more secure than others. Some, such as OpenBSD, make a real point of protecting you from attackers. Others, such as Windows, have had a bad reputation, but have gotten better over the years. Still others, such as Linux and Mac OS X are known for being secure, but in Mac OS X's case, at least one major security flaw, the SSL goto bug, has seriously damaged its reputation.

When all is said and done, however, the real security problems in the 20-teens, according to security firms FireEye and Secunia, are not in our operating systems but in the applications we run on them.
Read more at: Security 2014: The holes are in the apps, not the operating systems | ZDNet


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01 Mar 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Brink this statement is amazing.

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Just how bad are these attacks? FireEye reported that in 2012 enterprises could expect to be attacked by malware once every three seconds. In 2013, attacks have gone up to once every 1.5 seconds. No, they're not kidding.
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I don't know how this problem will ever be solved. People just don't keep up on patches.

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Of course, if you don't patch your programs as soon as possible that won't do you much good. Still, if you stay on top of your software updates you can be reasonably safe even on today's Internet. But, make no mistake about it, you must stay on top of it.
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