Unpatched iTunes, Skype, Firefox Inviting Malware Targets

By | June 20, 2006

Unpatched versions of some of the most popular software applications present a bigger threat to enterprise networks than malicious software, according to a warning from Bit9, an endpoint security vendor.

Bit9, of Cambridge, Mass., on June 20 released a list of 15 widely deployed applications with critical vulnerabilities that go unnoticed in enterprise IT organizations and urged businesses to clamp down on the use of out-of-date software.

The Bit9 list includes versions of several mainstream products—Mozilla Firefox, Apple´s iTunes and QuickTime, Skype, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Sun JRE (Java Runtime Environment)—that contain critical, code-execution vulnerabilities.Read Full Story

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