We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
78,131 News Articles

11% of PCs still unpatched against Conficker

Sophos: PC users should smarten up

More than one in ten PC users have not patched their machines against the Conficker virus, says Sophos.

The research comes from the security vendor's Endpoint Assessment Test - a free tool that scans computers and assesses whether they present a security risk for an organisation.

Sophos revealed that 11 percent of PC users that have taken the test did not have the Microsoft MS08-067 patch installed, which protects against the worm.

"We would have hoped that computer users would have woken up to the threats and installed this patch," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos.

"Not only has the patch been available since last October, there's also been so many reports on the potential consequences of failing to patch. This is pretty depressing news."


IDG UK Sites

OnePlus Two release date rumours: Something's happening on 22 July

IDG UK Sites

13in MacBook Air review, Apple's MacBook Air 2014 reviewed

IDG UK Sites

5 reasons to buy an electric car and 5 reasons not to

IDG UK Sites

Evernote Skitch: the best way for creatives to doodle feedback