Monday, November 12, 2007

Software Inspector Finds Vulnerable Software

You probably already have Automatic Updates turned on to automatically update Windows or other Microsoft products, but what about all the other programs installed on your computer? Secunia has a tool called Software Inspector that scans your computer for software with known security vulnerabilities and then tells you what you must do to fix the problem. I found two programs that had vulnerabilities on my computer. In most instances, simply upgrading to the latest version fixes the problem. Software Inspector runs as a Java applet from Secunia's web site, although downloadable "Personal" and "Network" versions are also available. (Larry Seltzer, PC Magazine, Nov. 20, 2007, p. 95)

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