The H – (International) Users take their time over Java and Flash updates. Of the computers studied by Kaspersky in the third quarter of 2012, 35 percent suffered from a Java vulnerability and 19 percent from a vulnerability in an Adobe product. Comparing Kaspersky's quarterly security reports from 2010-2012 shows that the Oracle and Adobe update agents are not good enough at getting their users to carry out updates. Since 2010, Java and Flash Player have been at the top of the Kaspersky list. Microsoft, in contrast, has gradually dropped out of the top 10, - 15 - suggesting that its patch routines are working. Kaspersky's top 10 for the third quarter of 2012 is filled by Oracle Java, Adobe Flash Player, Reader, and Shockwave, Apple's QuickTime and iTunes, and Nullsoft's Winamp. Thirty-five percent of the computers studied by Kaspersky were affected by vulnerabilities in Java, with just under 19 percent vulnerable to infection through the Adobe Flash Player.
Ali Loney, on November 06, 2012