Shocking truth about Apps and OS X vulnerabilitiesCaitlin Sasser
Computer users have been on the hunt for the most secure and stable apps and operating systems out there, and the shocking truth about which Apps and Operating Systems are actually the most stable may surprise you.
As far as operating systems go, sorry all you MAC lovers, the award for the most vulnerabilities no longer goes to Microsoft, but to Apple Mac OS X, followed by Apple iOS and then Linux kernel. The numbers to date show Mac OS X had 147 vulnerabilities – 64 being rated as high severity. Numbers also show there were 127 in iOS – 32 of those rated as high. And lastly, Linux kernel had 119 security vulnerabilities – 24 being rated as high severity.
As far as Apps go, Microsoft cannot gloat too much about being the most secure, as Internet Explorer had nearly twice as many flaws as the second most flawed app on the list – which was Chrome. This comes as a shocking truth, as many people have viewed Chrome as the most stable and secure App. Internet explorer had 242 security flaws – 220 of those being high severity. Chrome had 124 total bugs with 86 of those rated as high.
So, as you can see users need to be aware, and choose carefully when installing Apps and Operating Systems on their computers. There are always going to be bugs out there, because nothing out there will ever be “perfect”, but if you run into some trouble with your computer, know Geek Choice is always there to help. Some good news is that that the percentage of vulnerabilities rated as “high severity” dropped to 24% in 2014. So at least there is some hope going forward!