Microsoft

Since I’ve just spent a while updating three Windows machines with this week’s half a dozen security and antivirus updates, here are some statistics I found interesting. Product Critical security holes to date Internet Explorer 68 IIS 56 Windows NT 4 WS 48 Windows NT 4 Server 41 Windows NT 4 Terminal Server Edition 40 Windows NT 4 Server Enterprise Edition 36 Windows 2000 Professional 34 Windows 2000 Server 31 Windows 2000 Advanced Server 31 SQL Server 28 Windows 98 26 Exchange Server 25 Windows 95 16 Windows 98SE 15 Windows 2000 Datacenter Server 11 Windows ME 10 Windows 2000 9 MSDE 8 Windows Media Player 8 Windows XP Professional 7 Site Server 7 Commerce Server 6 Windows XP Home 6 Site Server Commerce 6 Visual Studio 3 Systems Management Server 3 Index Server 3 Visual Basic 2 ISA Server 1 Content Server 1 Another interesting statistic: Microsoft is trying to reduce the number of security bulletins it has to issue by bundling multiple products’ vulnerabilities into a single bulletin.