Windows gets viruses, but who lets them in?
Kind of interesting article linked from Slashdot, finds 37% of infections are via the Java JRE (I’m not surprised, Java is secure, not impenetrable, but average Java developers don’t understand the difference), 32% via Acrobat/Reader and 16% via Flash. 85% in we finally get to the usual suspect, MS Internet Explorer: 10%.
Of course, if you look at the other stats, it should be fairly clear that many of the infections are happening during browser usage, and they give a breakdown of browser exposure (to attacks: 66% IE, 21% ‘Fox, 8% Chrome).
But next time we are mocking Windows security, remember: 85% of infections via Sun/Oracle and Adobe.