Title: Modern Windows Operating Systems Vulnerabilities

Year of Publication: Sep - 2015
Page Numbers: 53-58
Authors: Theodoros Arambatzis , Ioannis Lazaridis and Sotirios Pouros
Conference Name: The Second International Conference on Information Security and Digital Forensics (ISDF2015)
- Malaysia


This paper presents the comparison and analysis of vulnerabilities in modern Windows operating systems. Modern tools available on the Internet have been used in order to provide evidence regarding vulnerabilities in most Windows OS including Windows XP and 10. Two scanning methods are realized with three vulnerability scanners. Results derived from measurement comparisons, present the capabilities of each scanner exposing the plethora of vulnerabilities and the effectiveness of the released service packs patching the operating systems’ flaws. A comparison between different vulnerability scanners is introduced and conclusions are presented.