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b0fh666

macrumors 6502a
Oct 12, 2012
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south
not sure about that as they would not 'sum up', its the same vulnerability across several windows versions....
 
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2984839

Cancelled
Apr 19, 2014
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2,240
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.
 

LIVEFRMNYC

macrumors G3
Oct 27, 2009
8,780
10,844
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.

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.
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not sure about that as they would not 'sum up', its the same vulnerability across several windows versions....

You might be right to a point. But some versions of software frameworks are require a specific versions of Windows.
 

aristobrat

macrumors G5
Oct 14, 2005
12,292
1,403
not sure about that as they would not 'sum up', its the same vulnerability across several windows versions....
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.
 

mi7chy

macrumors G4
Oct 24, 2014
10,495
11,155
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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mrex

macrumors 68040
Jul 16, 2014
3,458
1,527
europe
nothing new.. just google "most vulnerable" and see the results during last years...
 

throAU

macrumors G3
Feb 13, 2012
8,974
7,143
Perth, Western Australia
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.


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.
 

lowendlinux

macrumors 603
Sep 24, 2014
5,442
6,748
Germany
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.

The chart isn't garbage it just doesn't tell us everything we need to know its just a count of vulnerabilities.
 

AustinIllini

macrumors G5
Oct 20, 2011
12,687
10,518
Austin, TX
what a ridiculous statement of an apple fanatic....
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.
 

mi7chy

macrumors G4
Oct 24, 2014
10,495
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