12 scariest web applications

They may be hiding beneath your bed or in the darkest corners of your business, but you know them when you smell them: applications so popular you'd have to break users' fingers to stop them from creeping into the network. Without further ado, the list of the year's Top 12 popular applications with critical vulnerabilities, […]

They may be hiding beneath your bed or in the darkest corners of your business, but you know them when you smell them: applications so popular you'd have to break users' fingers to stop them from creeping into the network.

Without further ado, the list of the year's Top 12 popular applications with critical vulnerabilities, according to a yearly ranking from Bit9, a vendor of application and device control technology:

1. Yahoo Messenger, 8.1.0.239 and earlier
2. Apple QuickTime 7.2
3. Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.6
4. Microsoft Windows Live (MSN) Messenger 7.0, 8.0
5. EMC VMware Player (and other products) 2.0, 1.0.4
6. Apple iTunes 7.3.2
7. Intuit QuickBooks Online Edition, 9 and earlier
8. Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.6.0_X
9. Yahoo Widgets 4.0.5 and previous
10. Ask.com Toolbar 4.0.2.53 and previous
11. Broadcom wireless device driver as used in Cisco Linksys WPC300N Wireless-N Notebook Adapter 3.50.21.10
12. Macrovision (formerly InstallShield) InstallFromTheWeb, unversioned

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