Home > slashdot > Typical Windows User Patches Every 5 Days

Typical Windows User Patches Every 5 Days

March 4th, 2010 03:47 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

CWmike writes “The typical home user running Windows faces the ‘unreasonable’ task of patching software an average of every five days, security research company Secunia said on Thursday. ‘It’s completely unreasonable to expect users to master so many different patch mechanisms and spend so much time patching,’ said Thomas Kristensen, the company’s CSO. The result: Few consumers devote the time and attention necessary to stay atop the patching job, which leaves them open to attack. Secunia says that of the users who ran the company’s Personal Software Inspector in the last week of January, half had 66 or more programs from 22 or more different vendors on their machines. … Secunia has published a white paper (PDF) that details its findings.”

Source: Typical Windows User Patches Every 5 Days

Related Articles:

  1. Microsoft To Distribute Third-Party Patches
  2. Android User Spends 60 Days In WebOS Land
  3. 30 Days Is Too Long: Animated Rant About Windows 8
  4. Adobe Patches Second Flash Zero-Day In 9 Days
  5. More Bad News For HP: The New Google Chromebook Compared to a Typical HP Laptop
blog comments powered by Disqus