Data Shows Vista More Secure Than XP

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  1. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    In XP machines, Microsoft's own software contained 42 percent of the vulnerabilities attacked, while 58 percent were in third party software. For Vista machines, Microsoft's software had 6 percent of the vulnerabilities attacked, with third-party software containing 94 percent of the flaws.
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/153193/article.html?tk=nl_dnxnws


    They should do a 64-bit focused study. I wonder what that would look like.
     
  2. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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  3. rasmasyean thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ha, yeah, I guess it's just MS trying to flex some muscles to promote Vista. :rolleyes:

    I was kind of surprised at the numbers though.
    I suppose it should be even smaller for 64-bit. Like 1%?
     
  4. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i am not that surprised by this. i thought the main focus for Vista was security in the first place
     

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