Unpatched Windows PCs Compromised Within 20 Minutes


According to the researchers, an unpatched Windows PC connected to the Internet will last for only about 20 minutes before it’s compromised by malware, on average. That figure is down from around 40 minutes, the group’s estimate in 2003.

Amazing. 20 minutes isn’t long enough to download the patches to bring your Windows installation up-to-date.

(Via MDJ 2004.08.17.)

Friday, 20 August 2004