Windows PCs still riddled with unpatched Java, QuickTime and Adobe Reader

US Windows users remain badly exposed to dozens of basic software vulnerabilities, according to third quarter 2014 figures from Danish security firm Secunia. Java was by far the worst offender with 42 percent of systems unpatched against one or more flaws.

In total, Java 7 suffered a humungous 145 vulnerabilities in the third quarter of 2014, which Secunia found to be running on two thirds of the US-based consumer systems it assessed. From this, 42 percent were in an unpatched state and therefore taking a big risk given the popularity of Java exploits among cyber-criminals.

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