Nov 052012
 

According to media reports, the security firm Kaspersky has released the report of the “IT threats change” of the third quarter. As usual, some of the conclusions in the report are concerning, of which the most concerning is none of Microsoft’s product is in the 10 most vulnerable products list, which is mainly due to Microsoft introduced in the auto-update mechanism in the most recent version Windows operating system to improve the safety performance of the product.

The top 10 most vulnerable products Kaspersky released includes Oracle’s Java, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader/Acrobat, Apple QuickTime, Apple iTunes, Winamp, Adobe Shockwave Player and Adobe Flash player, etc..

Details as follows:

1, Oracle Java Multiple Vulnerabilities, the degree of risk: high risk;

2, Oracle Java Three Vulnerabilities, the degree of risk: extremely dangerous;

3, Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities, the degree of risk: high risk;

4, Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities, the degree of risk: high risk;

Adobe Reader / Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities degree of risk: extremely dangerous;

6, Apple QuickTime Multiple Vulnerabilities, the degree of risk: high risk;

7, Apple iTunes Multiple Vulnerabilities, degree of risk: high risk;

8, Winamp AVI / IT File Processing Vulnerabilities, degree of risk: high risk;

9, Adobe Shockwave Player Multiple Vulnerabilities, degree of risk: high risk;

10, Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities, the degree of danger: extremely dangerous.

The above ranking is based on the products user proportion.

A few years ago, Microsoft’s products have been in this list. However, since the release of Windows Vista, Microsoft’s product safety performance has been significantly improved. Windows 7 and Windows 8 forward a step on the basis of the Windows Vista and further enhance the safety of products. However, due to the large market share, Windows is still the main target of hacker attacks, such as Windows 8 was exposed to have zero-day bug.

In addition, Kaspersky report also provides some important data:

1,28% attacked mobile devices are running the Android 2.3.6 operating system, which was released in September 2011;

2, in the third quarter of this year, 56% sniffing attacks exploit vulnerabilities of Java;

3, in the third quarter of this year, the total number of URLs with malicious code is 91.9 million, an increase of 3% than the second quarter.

Among which the second list deserves concerning, which is why unless users must use it, or should not install Java.

Oct 312012
 

According to media reports, after Apple had a suddenly substantial adjustment in the management on Monday, the company on Tuesday announced that it would postpone the scheduled iTunes software update release for a month time. In September of this year, Apple announced that iTunes software update would be launched in October.

Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr expressed:” The new iTunes launch time will be late than expected and we want to perfect the new version iTunes with a little time. The new version iTunes is easier to use, the interface is more refreshing and seamless integration with iCloud, it’s planned to launch before the end of November. ”

It is not clear ITunes if the delay of the software update release is related to Apple management substantial adjustment. Apple announced the iOS software executive Scott Forstall and retail store business executive John Browett will leave the office at the adjustments. The Apple spokesman Neumayr refused to issue on it significantly. However, it is worth noting that Forstall isn’t in charge of iTunes business during his tenure. After Browett leaves the office, Eddy Cue will share the duties of Siri and map services, and Apple will incorporate the company’s network services into a department.

The other hand, Apple’s recent mistakes in the map service resulted the CEO Tim Cook in personally making a public apology, so the company will certainly be extra careful in the release of the next product. The new version iTunes may include: better layout, improved performance, providing more convenient playlist creating mode, supporting full library search, improving integration with iCloud, and will launch a redesigned Mini player.