Many PCs still not patched against Conficker vulnerability

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Scott Lewis in our Columbus office has been doing some number crunching, and come up with some disturbing statistics after examining the data produced by Sophos’s free endpoint assessment test.

The Sophos Endpoint Assessment Test is a free tool that scans a computer and assesses whether it is a security risk to your organization. A single scan checks that your Microsoft service pack is the current one for your operating system, your Microsoft patches are all up to date, anti-virus protection is installed, running and current, and that a personal firewall is installed and running.

Scott examined the results for all users who took the test since January 1st 2009 to date, and found that 11% of the users did not have the Microsoft MS08-067 patch installed which can, amongst other…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.