Software With The Most Vulnerabilities

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  1. Sevanw macrumors 6502a

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    The chart fragments Windows by version, but not OSX. Windows versions as one would make the top of the list.

    IIS web server was also used a lot back in the days which had more attacks than Apache.
     
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    not sure about that as they would not 'sum up', its the same vulnerability across several windows versions....
     
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    Amazing (or maybe not surprising) that Flash has that many vulnerabilities and is not even a browser, much less an OS. What a pile of garbage.
     
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    What's more amazing is that Java is so much lower on the list, when there are so many people that swear it's still the most vulnerable.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 12, 2016 ---
    You might be right to a point. But some versions of software frameworks are require a specific versions of Windows.
     
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    There's some stacking that would occur. There are vulnerabilities that only affect Windows 10, for example. Or others that started with Windows 8+ that don't affect Windows XP/Vista/7, etc.
     
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    Study isn't complete without data on criticality and if it's remote or local exploit. A bunch of low criticality local exploits are nothing compared to one high criticality remote exploit.
     
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    nothing new.. just google "most vulnerable" and see the results during last years...
     
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    There was a thread about it some weeks ago. Nevertheless, it is interesting to learn that Windows and Android are less vulnerable than iOS and Mac OS X. These kind of absurd, baseless statements make my day.
     
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    It might be, but this is not why.

    Microsoft still makes complete garbage.
     
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    Me too...Win 10 is great!
     
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    what a ridiculous statement of an apple fanatic....
     
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    I wouldn't say great, I would say okay.
     
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    Garbage or not, but people have spoken and numbers speak for themselves.
     
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    It doesn't take an apple fanatic to have that opinion, Microsoft bashing along with Apple bashing seems all the rage.
     
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    That chart is completely bogus (well, to try and use as a metric for "security") anyway as it doesn't take into account severity and whether or not they are remotely exploitable or not in the default (or reasonable) configuration.
     
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    Maybe your experience is ok. But my experience has been great!
     
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    The chart isn't garbage it just doesn't tell us everything we need to know its just a count of vulnerabilities.
     
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    Try using Server 2016 for any period of time. Microsoft has no idea what they are doing anymore. The categorized settings are useless, network adapter settings are hidden, server manager is completely jumbled around. There are so many redundant menus and settings, it's a disorganized mess.

    Windows 10 is the same mess, but is at least more user friendly out of the box.
     
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    Very interesting. :)
    Thanks for the share Sevanw.
     

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