We often come across news and developments related to PC vulnerabilities that expose important data, programs and application to viruses and malware. But have you ever pondered about what is that factor that makes our PCs vulnerable. You may be surprised to know that there are certain programs that can make our PC vulnerable.
In this article we are going to discuss about such programs that make our PCs vulnerable to viruses and malware.
In 2012, a leading PC security firm has conducted a survey and discovered many astonishing findings related to viruses, malware and PC vulnerabilities. During the survey, the company found out many loop holes in the security arrangement of the PC. The security experts involved in the survey identified more than 132 million PC vulnerabilities across more than 11 million computers spread across the world. Experts found more than 800 software vulnerabilities in this survey. This was more surprising and eye opening for both security experts as well as the PC users.
According to PC security experts, cyber criminals nowadays target some specific software which is usually installed on every system regardless of their type, brand, make and operating system. These software may be Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Java and others. However, in 2012, there were only 8 incidents of vulnerabilities caused due to these programs. This is considered to be a positive development in the direction of PC security. According to reports, Java was found to have 5 loop holes, two in Flash Player and one in Acrobat reader.
Computer hackers and miscreants all around the world play with these applications to tweak the security arrangement of your PC to their own advantage. Using the vulnerability of these tools, they can bypass the protocol managed by security software in a bid to acquire unapproved access of the information, data and information stored on your PC. Using these tools they can even reach out to important details such as credit card numbers…