Time was, Microsoft was the favorite target of hackers. Not so these days.
A new report by McAfee Labs finds that Adobe products are more vulnerable to malware and spyware attacks. PC Quest reports that in June 2011 alone, Adobe software received more than 14,000 attacks. Compare that to only 1,500 attacks on Microsoft products.
The reason? Adobe products are used everywhere in a variety of different ways — low-hanging fruit for cyber criminals.
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Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-9 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.