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Firefox Browser Tops The List Of Most Vulnerable Windows Applications of 2008


Firefox browser tops the list of most vulnerable Windows applications of the year 2008. Can you believe this? I did not believe until I read a report released by the security firm bit9.

We often hear that there is a security issue with Internet Explorer and Microsoft released a patch to fix it. This type of news made us to think that Internet Explorer is the most vulnerable browser and Firefox is the safest. But seems to be our thinking is wrong.

Here is the list of top 12 most vulnerable Windows applications of the year 2008

  1. Mozilla Firefox
  2. Adobe Flash & Acrobat
  3. EMC VMware Player,Workstation and other products
  4. Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
  5. Apple QuickTime, Safari & iTunes
  6. Symantec
  7. Trend Micro
  8. Citrix Products
  9. Aurigma,
  10. Lycos
  11. Skype
  12. Microsoft Windows Live (MSN) Messenger

Another surprise information from the above list is, there are two popular security applications(Symantec & Trend Micro) that are supposed to save our computers from external threats!!

You can read the full report here[pdf]