Microsoft listed as most secure OS on the market!!
Symantec today released a statement that listed Microsoft Operating Systems to be the safest on the market. They came to this conclusion after analyzing the number of vulnerabilities found, patches released, and the time it took the firm’s to publish the security fixes.
P.S.: Mac should be coming to a sad realization. Accept or Decline????
“Microsoft is frequently dinged for having insecure products, with security holes and vulnerabilities. But Symantec said in its latest research report that when it comes to widely-used operating systems, Microsoft is doing better overall than its leading commercial competitors.”
“The report found that Microsoft Windows had the fewest number of patches and the shortest average patch development time of the five operating systems it monitored in the last six months of 2006.”
“Then there’s Mac OS X. Despite the latest TV ads ridiculing the security in Vista with a Matrix-like Agent playing the UAC in Vista, Apple has nothing to brag about. Symantec found 43 vulnerabilities in Mac OS X and a 66 day turnaround on fixes.”
Symantec’s report is based on extensive research that was done over a period of 6 months (beginning in July 2006) and included the close monitoring and analyzing of a huge range of security and vulnerability issues, including Operating Systems.