Comparing security vulnerability by operating system environment

Dongkyun Seo, Kyung Ho Lee

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-164
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Services, Technology and Management
Volume23
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • Active Directory
  • Configuration Manager
  • Internet explorer vulnerability
  • Nessus Vulnerability Scanner
  • Windows user privilege
  • Windows vulnerability

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  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Marketing

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Comparing security vulnerability by operating system environment. / Seo, Dongkyun; Lee, Kyung Ho.

In: International Journal of Services, Technology and Management, Vol. 23, No. 1-2, 2017, p. 154-164.

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