different update mechanisms had to be mastered to patch the 75 programs on an average German PC.
of German PC users had Adobe Flash 11 installed on it. 19% of them hadn’t patched it, even though a patch was available.
(51) of the programs on an average German PC were third-party programs. 31% (23) were from Microsoft.
(Source: Secunia PSI Country Reports, Germany, Q1 2013)
A vulnerable software program that isn't patched compromises the security of the PC. This is because it leaves the PC vulnerable to being exploited by hackers.
Vulnerabilities are discovered in software programs on a regular basis, and the vendor will release a patch for users to apply in the form of a security update. If users do not perform these updates, their PC will be vulnerable to attacks because hackers can use the vulnerability as an entry point.
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