Sometimes it’s good to be considered number one. Other times, not so much. Bit9 released its annual “dirty dozen” list yesterday, which names those applications that have the largest number of high-severity vulnerabilities that impact end users. Chrome – despite its reputation for good security – came in first with 76 reported vulnerabilities. Safari and Firefox were also in the top five (IE was down at number eight) as were Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader/Acrobat. Apple’s QuickTime and Webkit are on the list, too.
Many of these applications are used in the business environment, so if you have users who run these applications, you’ll want to make sure they’re kept up to date with the latest security patches. Find out more about the list here: