Top 20 computer threats unveiled

The BBC takes a disturbing look at the Top 20 computer threats plaguing the world today. Keeping systems updated is not just for the home users. It is even more critical for businesses and nonprofits. With complacency at an all time high, those of us in the IT community certainly have our work cut out for us.

Issued by the respected Sans Institute, the Top 20 list helps organisations find out if they are closing the most commonly exploited loopholes.

With more than 2,500 software vulnerabilities found every year many organisations need help to know which ones to tackle first.

The list includes loopholes found in both Windows and Unix/Linux software.