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Computer Users Need to Upgrade Browsing Software With Latest Patches

According to a study titled "Understanding the Web browser threat: Examination of vulnerable online Web browser populations and the insecurity iceberg," less than 60% (59.1%) of users have their Web browsers up-to-date and fully patched. But remaining users, who fail to do so, have high possibilities of their computers being hacked by remote attacks.

The study, which is a joint effort of Security Researchers at Google, IBM Internet Security Services and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology", revealed that over 600 Million users of Web browsers around the world were at danger of attack as of June 2008. This was because they did not run the most recent and secure Web browser editions.

And, while the study was on, the researchers focused on addressing the i...

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