Comparing security vulnerability by operating system environment
by Dongkyun Seo; Kyungho Lee
International Journal of Services Technology and Management (IJSTM), Vol. 23, No. 1/2, 2017

Abstract: Windows platforms such as Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 have various security vulnerabilities. Windows has 90% market share and is targeted for hackers. Thus, financial incident or system failure can be caused by hackers. To prevent these incidents, it is necessary to grasp and understand the area of high vulnerability in Windows platform to prevent these incidents. We researched and analysed vulnerabilities with Windows platforms and compared with the analysed result in terms of the difference in user privilege, Windows operating system and version of Internet Explorer. We found vulnerabilities that occurred only in specific Windows product or version of Internet Explorer. Through analysed vulnerability scanning result, we compared the differences between in each environment. The vulnerability incident frequency was found based on user privilege, OS platforms, and Internet Explorer versions. In this paper, we propose the way to make an essential and secure computing configuration of Windows.

Online publication date: Mon, 30-Jan-2017

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