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Tuesday, November 20, 2007
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Security Facts about an average computer user

  • 70% users Install a lot of softwares or games which he finds interesting.
  • 80%of the user are not ready to update their system with latest patches.
  • 60% of the user don’t know if there system is secure.
  • 70% user don’t know how to find if the system is really secure

So how do you find if your system is secure and patched with latest patches and updates. Security System Analyzer (SSA) is a tool designed to check your system for the latest security updates. This tool can scan your system and find out the vulnerabilities about the missing patches and updates and provide you a link from where to get.

Features of SSA

  1. Finds security vulnerabilities and the missing patches for windows.
  2. Gives a direct link to possible patches to be used to remove the security hole.
  3. Supports Windows 2000, XP, Vista.
  4. One click to get the information about latest security vulnerabilities and others.
  5. Generates HTML reports which makes view easy and can be exported.

Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL) is an international, information security, community standard to promote open and publicly available security content, and to standardize the transfer of this information across the entire spectrum of security tools and services. OVAL includes a language used to encode system details, and an assortment of content repositories held throughout the community.


How SSA works?

This software completes the whole process in 3 steps:

  1. Representing configuration information of systems for testing;
  2. Analyzing the system for the presence of the specified machine state (vulnerability, configuration, patch state, etc.)
  3. Reporting the results of this assessment



This tool has an excellent feedback and does not require any user to be geeky. You just need to run the tool and find out whats not secured.

So how you keep track of your PC security? Do share with us in comments and we can discuss.

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