Microsoft products disappear from Kaspersky’s top 10 most vulnerable products list

After analysing vast numbers of IT threats during the second quarter of 2011, Kaspersky Lab has released its latest security report announcing the key security trends globally.

Here are some its highlights:

The five safest countries in terms of the level of local infections are: Germany, Denmark, Japan, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

India is among the top 10 countries in which users’ computers run the highest risk of local infection. This is probably due to the rampant use of ‘non-updated’ pirated software. In fact ever 2nd computer in the country is at risk.

Around 87% of the websites used to spread malicious programs are based in just 10 countries, with US and Russia being the first two.

This one may come as an unpleasant surprise to some – but the report states that Microsoft products no longer figures among the top 10 vulnerabilities. This is being attributed to the strenghtened security in Windows 7 and the improvements that have taken place in the Automatic Windows Updates process, amongst several other steps taken by Microsoft.

In fact it is for the 1st time in its history, that the top 10 rating of vulnerabilities includes products from just two companies: Adobe and Oracle Java! Seven of those 10 vulnerabilities being found in Adobe Flash Player alone.

While the number of mobile threats targeting different mobile platforms continues to increase exponentially. The detected threats running on J2ME have doubled during Q2 2011. Android Phones are now in the high-risk zone. The number of detections of malicious programs targeting Android nearly tripled.

If you need details, you can download the full PDF report here.

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