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Secunia Half-Year Report 2010

I usually try to avoid reposting information from others, but Secunia has a great security report that has some down to earth information relevant to every computer user:
https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://secunia.com/gfx/pdf/Secunia_Half_Year_Report_2010.pdf

Among the interesting statistics?


A group of ten vendors, including Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, IBM, Adobe, and Cisco, account on average for 38 percent of all vulnerabilities disclosed per year.In the two years from 2007 to 2009, the number of vulnerabilities affecting a typical end-user PC almost doubled from 220 to 420, and based on the data of the first six months of 2010, the number is expected to almost double again in 2010 to 760.During the first six months of 2010, 380 vulnerabilities or 89% of the figures for all of 2009 has already been reached.A typical end-user PC with 50 programs installed had 3.5 times more vulnerabilities in the 24 3rd party programs installed than in the 26 Microsoft programs installed. It is e…