Adobe tops Kaspersky Lab's list for top ten PC vulnerabilities

Summary:Spring turned out to be the season of security flaws and vulnerabilities, and Adobe doesn't have much to be proud about according to Kaspersky Lab's list for top ten PC software vulnerabilities.

Spring turned out to be the season of security flaws and vulnerabilities, and Adobe doesn't have much to be proud about according to Kaspersky Lab's list for top ten PC software vulnerabilities.

Adobe nabbed five spots on the list. Vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader/Acrobat and Flash managed to steal all three of the top spots on the podium, along with rounding out the bottom of the list with problems found in Adobe Shockwave and more holes in Adobe Reader/Acrobat.

Sun's Java found itself on the list twice at fourth and fifth place, followed by Apple QuickTime, Winamp and Microsoft Office. Microsoft can actually be slightly happy (if possible) with these results as it was the source of the majority of the vulnerabilities on the list in 2010.

One might ask, where on Earth is Sony and the doomed PlayStation Network on this list? Again, this chart only reflects easy-to-exploit software on PCs. While the PSN is accessible via computer and not just PlayStation 3 consoles, it is a web-based service.

For more detailed information about the top ten PC vulnerabilities as well as findings about countries running the highest risk of web infections and what those infections might be, check out the full list here.

[via Engadget]

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