Desktop apps, Web sites more vulnerable than operating systems

09/15/2009 | NYTimes.com

Information technology workers spend much of their time trying to protect operating systems from cyberattacks, but it turns out that desktop applications and Web sites are more vulnerable, according to a report by the SANS Institute. More than 90% of enterprise computers run unsecured versions of common desktop software, such as Adobe's Acrobat, yet IT departments tend to patch operating systems twice as quickly.

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