TrendMicro has compiled its list of what it thinks are 2010′s riskiest or most vulnerable items in various categories like Hardware, Website software, Operating System, Social network, File formats, etc.
According to their findings:
- The riskiest blogging software used by websites in 2010 was the popular blogging platform WordPress.
- The riskiest OS used was Apple’s Mac OS X. Apple’s penchant for secrecy and longer patch cycles also increased the risk for users.
- Facebook could be considered the most dangerous social networking site around. Everything from survey scams to KOOBFACE malware proliferation ensued on the site, as cybercriminals went where the people were, that is, Facebook.
- PDF was the riskiest file format in 2010, as Adobe Acrobat and Reader vulnerabilities routinely became part of exploit toolkits.
- The most dangerous runtime environment for users in 2010 was Internet Explorer (IE) with scripting enabled. However, Java is quickly becoming a more prominent target and could become the prime target in 2011.
Interestingly, the report also states that the most common infection channel was still the browser, as more than two-thirds of all infections used this as infection vector.
For a full list, head over to TrendMicro Blogs.