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RSA: Java is the Most Vulnerable Browser Plug-in

Feb 17, 2011, 19:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Are your browser plug-ins up-to-date?

"In a session at the RSA conference in San Francisco, Qualys CTO Wolfgang Kandek revealed that many browser users don't have updated plug-ins. Kandek's data was derived from over 200,000 browser visits to the Qualys BrowserCheck service between July of 2010 and January of 2011. BrowserCheck checks user's browser to see if they're running up-to-date plug-ins.

"According to Qualys' data, 42 percent of users were running vulnerable out-of-date Java plug-ins. Adobe's Reader was in second at 32 percent followed by Apple QuickTime at 25 percent. Adobe Flash came in fourth at 24 percent."

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