Attacks are moving from your operating system to your third party applications including but not limited to your web browser, PDF reader, video players, etc. Additionally, software makers patch their software multiple times per year. For these reasons, I recommend you ensure ALL your software is up to date.
To check if your browser and plugins are up to date and other security settings:
- Qualys released a tool to test the security status of your web browser: Qualys BrowserCheck
- There is a more in-depth tool that checks security at http://www.browserscope.org/security/test
Till next time,