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#1 Liskiller

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 04:38 AM

Most vulnerable operating systems and applications (including browsers):

 

7,038 new security vulnerabilities were added to the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) database in 2014, an average of 19 vulnerabilities per day. The number is significantly higher than in 2013 and continues the ascending trend over the past few years. Over 80% of the reported vulnerabilities are in third-party applications. Operating systems are only responsible for 13% of vulnerabilities and hardware devices for 4%.

 

Top operating systems by vulnerabilities reported in 2014

 

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Yep, Windows is not the most vulnerable. Apple with OS X and iOS is at the top, followed by Linux kernel. :lol:

 

Top applications by vulnerabilities reported in 2014

 

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Web browsers are obviously the most security vulnerabilities because they are a popular gateway to access a server and to spread malware on the computers. Adobe Flash Player and Java still vulnerable. It's better if you can avoid them, or keep them up to date.

 

Source: NVD

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#2 SurB86

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 07:34 AM

Yep, Windows is not the most vulnerable. Apple with OS X and iOS is at the top, followed by Linux kernel.

ARE YOU SERIOUS?



#3 christianbclark

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:49 AM

well .... Apple is the big dog  now ... so it make sense. All the hackers probably and most likey .. want to mess up things for Apple ...... as Apple have said that iOS and Mac OSX are tight security from vulnerable crap.



#4 Vegetto

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 09:11 AM

Windows is the safest OS...when did this happen? :D



#5 Frylock86

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 11:53 PM

Windows is the safest OS...when did this happen? :D

During Longhorn's development, when Microsoft saw that XP was being ripped to shreds.



#6 WinTunes

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 12:55 PM

Haha, OS X is the least safe OS. And why people are still using Java? It's a disaster!

 

Edit: I know some applications require Java to be installed but there are alternatives.



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