Free Software Audit Tool Checks for Security Issues

Secunia has produced a free tool that can tell PC users whether they are running insecure versions of common software.

The browser based program called SecuniaSoftware Inspector scans a PC looking for a range of applications including browsers and their plug-ins, media players, instant-messaging programs, e-mail programs and media players, and also checks that the Windows OS is up to date.

This list is then compared to a Secunia database of 4,000 applications to determine if the PC has application vulnerabilities. If it has, the user can click on the insecure application from a list of those found to find more information on which version should be loaded, and a follow a link to download an update.
Free Software Audit Tool Checks for Security Issues - Security Feed - News - CSO Magazine

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 8th December 2006 11:32PM