Monday 6 December 2010

Patch Your #$%^!

According to SANS, the top security threat right now is *drum roll* unpatched applications! *gasp* *shock* Yes, it's blindingly obviously, but organizations (and individuals) are downright negligent in patching desktop applications. Applications that are highly targeted, again no surprise here, Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, and Microsoft Office. And furthermore, "On average, major organizations take at least twice as long to patch client-side vulnerabilities as they take to patch operating system vulnerabilities. In other words the highest priority risk is getting less attention than the lower priority risk."

So patch your #$%^ or else Walter is going to come beat the #$%^ out of your new car while shouting "This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!" .

Or block Flash, Acrobat Reader, and Quicktime - can't say I'd shed any tears for those apps myself ;)

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