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Secunia Country Reports show security status of private PCs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

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12:45 CET on the 12th June 2013
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Copenhagen, 12 June 2013 - Secunia, a leading provider of IT security solutions that enable businesses and private individuals to manage and control vulnerability threats, today published the latest Secunia Country Reports for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Today, Secunia issued Country Reports which for the first time document the state of security on private PCs in Switzerland and Austria. Earlier this year, on 18th April 2013, Secunia published a Country Report for Germany.

A few examples of what can you find in the Secunia Country Reports for Germany, Austria and Switzerland:

  • 49% of German users have Oracle Java 7 installed on their PC, and 36% had not patched it, even though a patch is available. There are 95 vulnerabilities in the program. This means that 17% of all private German PCs are made vulnerable by Oracle Java 7.
  • An average PC in Switzerland has 75 programs installed from 24 different vendors. This means that the user has to master 24 different update mechanisms in order to patch the 75 programs and any vulnerabilities in them.
  • 10,3% of private PC users in Austria have an unpatched Windows operating system.


Based on data from millions of users
The reports are based on data from the millions of users of Secunia’s free consumer security software, the Personal Software Inspector (Secunia PSI). The data includes the average numbers of installed programs – patched and unpatched – on private PCs and includes information on, for example, the 10 most exposed programs, the number of programs installed on PCs, the share of Microsoft and non-Microsoft (so-called third-party) programs and the prevalence of End-of-life programs.
Secunia has been collecting data on the security status of private PCs since 2007.


Read the Secunia Country Reports in full here

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For questions about the Secunia Country Reports, contact Secunia.

About Secunia
Founded in 2002, Secunia is a leading provider of IT security solutions that help businesses and private individuals globally manage and control vulnerability threats, risks across their networks, and end-points. This is enabled by Secunia’s award-winning Vulnerability Intelligence, Vulnerability Assessment, and Patch Management solutions that ensure optimal and cost-effective protection of critical information assets.
Secunia plays an important role in the IT security ecosystem, and is the preferred supplier for enterprises and government agencies worldwide, counting Fortune 500 and Global 2000 businesses among its customer base. Secunia is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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