Well, you saw my post earlier this week on the 1.96% of PCs being updated according to Secuina. Well, as time does, I decided to install this tool as well to look at it. I did an initial scan on my home PC and this was the outcome:
Outch, this hurts my soul but shows as well the problem: I definitely have all our software updated and with must of the solutions above, I have the updates switched on (except Apple, where I switched it off when they wanted to install Safari as an update :()
But honestly, the tool is pretty cool. If you switch to advanced mode, you even get pretty detailed information:
So, this makes me really think. This is a PC which I really look after and keep it updated. Nevertheless I seem to have failed.
This shows me the fundamental problem: If I am not able to keep it up to date, how shall my Mom and Dad? The Secunia Personal Software Inspector helps a little bit but I am nut sure whether my parents are able to handle it. So, what we are basically missing is a central point and mechanism to distribute security updates. But who controls this channel? Who ensures that no criminal can get access to it? That no viruses are distributed?
Still a long way to goâ€¦
P.S: Do not even try to attack my PC based on these vulns â€“ they are closed in the meantime