Security updates ignored by 40%

Hands up. Don’t worry, mine’s up too. I skip updates because I’m lazy and don’t want waste my time. In fact I do it out of spite.
Me to the computer “YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME! I’LL UPDATE WHEN I DAMN READY!”
I keep my anti-virus mostly up to date … mostly. AND I don’t visit porn site … too often. AND I never give out my passwords. Firewall, check. Virus scan … er, pass. Hey, no problems yet. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

“A recent collaborative study between Google, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and IBM offers new insight into how many people surfing the web are doing so safely. According to the report, a clear majority of users (some 59 percent) are using the latest version of their preferred Internet browser—but that still leaves 40.1 percent who aren’t. That’s a troublingly high number for anyone working in IT security, given that virtually all (89.4 percent) of the vulnerabilities reported in 2007 were remote exploits.” (link)

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  1. 1 » Security updates ignored by 40% Trackback on July 2, 2008 at 11:49 am

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