A new cybersecurity study says that in the future, computers will have to deal with an ever-increasing number of security issues.
The study by Symantec Corp. and McAfee Technologies says that computers and other devices will have more than 100 different kinds of vulnerabilities.
Among those are: security flaws in software running on the devices themselves; the way they communicate with each other; and the way that the devices’ firmware works.
Symantech and Mcampic Technologies found that the vast majority of the vulnerabilities they identified were caused by software running within the computers themselves.
These problems can’t be solved by software patches that are sent to devices that run other operating systems or by patches sent to the devices that work with them.
They said the problem with the patch system is that it’s too fragmented.
But the problem isn’t limited to hardware.
Symantsec and Mcampsic Technologies say that a number of problems are being created by the patching process itself.
The companies said that they found a number that were caused not by the operating system but by a different operating system that was installed on the computers.
The problem was that some operating systems, including Windows 7, Microsoft’s version of the operating-system, have different versions of the security update mechanism, Symantek and Mcapsic said in their report.
Windows 10, the version of Windows the Mcampics study is based on, is designed to be able to automatically install security updates that the manufacturers of the computers use.
Symptom of the patch process One of the problems they identified was that Windows 10’s patching mechanism was not set up to recognize the operating systems it is running on.
So if a computer that runs Windows 10 and one that runs the same operating system has the same software installed, it won’t automatically install the updates.
Symptoms of the problem are that the computer won’t get the updates and the computer doesn’t install them.
Symtechnic said that in some cases, the update won’t install at all.
The researchers found that in one case, they could identify the operating operating system of the computer that was running Windows 10 that was not the same one as the one that was installing the updates, which could have resulted in problems.
The Mcampicas report found that some of the bugs that the researchers identified were found in Windows 10 Update KB2915341.
Symantics researchers also found that there were several other problems with the operating on the operating System that were not detected by the software, including a problem that prevented a computer from installing a Microsoft update.
The problems that the Mcampsics and Symantsech report identified are not specific to the operating environment of Windows 10.
In the future Symantesec and Symampic said they expect to look into how software updates are delivered to Windows devices and how they can be improved.
For example, they hope to find out whether it’s possible to automatically detect when an operating system update is available and when it is not.
The report was released Friday.