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

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.

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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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  • Too soon for Mac Exploit?

    The oh so peeerfect Mac OS is showing it is not so perfect these days what with the latest exploit to infect Mac computers. I guess Mac OS finally gained the crtitical mass needed to make it a worthwhile target. But maybe it is too soon for the Top 10 lists.
    jpr75_z
    • Never said Mac OS was perfect or invulnerable.

      @jpr75_z
      Just better... And it is:P

      Pagan jim
      James Quinn
      • RE: Adobe tops Kaspersky Lab's list for top ten PC vulnerabilities

        @James Quinn

        No, it isn't. 90%+ of the stuff that I wish to do, I cannot do in OSX because there are no comparable solutions for the programs that I have to use in OSX compared to Windows 7.

        Windows 7 is the best solution if you want a POWERFUL computer that is not under-powered and over-priced.
        Lerianis10
      • Or not.....

        @Lerianis10

        Just saying.... Oh and I give full props to
        Windows 7. It is finally a well done OS from MS. One of the best attempts from MS to clone a copy of an Apple OS yet! After decades of half hearted attempts finally a good attempt... BRAVO! Seriously I am impressed I did not think they had it in em:P

        Pagan jim
        James Quinn
    • Top 10 affect PCs

      They don't all affect Macs (not all cross platfrom). I don't see your point?
      Richard Flude
  • RE: Adobe tops Kaspersky Lab's list for top ten PC vulnerabilities

    Hey play nice guys.
    This was a chance to bash Adobe (again). :)
    lehnerus2000
    • So did not start it:)

      @lehnerus2000

      What can I say? I'm a counter puncher as a rule. I think Steve Jobs was so right about Adobe. When it comes to Adobe and there are alternatives out there to it the real question becomes Adobe... Why?

      Pagan jim
      James Quinn
      • RE: Adobe tops Kaspersky Lab's list for top ten PC vulnerabilities

        @James Quinn
        As a "Windows Guy" I normally don't agree with Steve Jobs.
        However I agree 100% with him (and you) on this subject.
        IMO, Photoshop seems to be the only good software they make. :)
        lehnerus2000
      • RE: Adobe tops Kaspersky Lab's list for top ten PC vulnerabilities

        @James Quinn

        It does make you wounder, was it an internal fued or did Jobs realise that Adobe is a weakness and cut it off before it could slow the growth of Apple products. I will say that Apple is far better then MS as seeing needs and issues (vision) and addressing them. Not perfect but much better them MS.
        Kabcock
      • RE: Adobe tops Kaspersky Lab's list for top ten PC vulnerabilities

        @Kabcock
        I thought that the reason was, Flash requires so much CPU power that it would reduce the runtime of portable devices.
        lehnerus2000
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