Tuesday, February 24, 2015

How Secure is Your Operating System?

For years I've heard Mac people talk about how much safer Mac OS is than Windows.  But, the tide seems to be changing.  According to the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) Mac OSX and iOS are at the top of the list for total vulnerabilities.

The Windows 8.1 is actually looking good on this list with 36 total vulnerabilities compared to 147 on OS X.

Initially, I was thinking the OS X problems were related to the Linux kernel itself, which comes in at number three on the list of offenders, but then I noticed other Linux-based operating systems aren't on the list at all.  I'm not sure what that means and the NVD site wasn't much help in trying to figure it out.

But, I don't see Android, Ubuntu, and ChromeOS on this list.  That makes me feel good.

Source: http://goo.gl/zJsjTz