And the winner is...... Microsoft gives Vista security an A-plus

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Dr. Bill, Mar 23, 2007.

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    "Windows XP was nailed with 14 bugs, Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) with 20, Red Hat
    with 137, Ubuntu with 71, and SuSE with 80. Even when vulnerabilities that
    were disclosed but not patched are added, Vista still comes out far ahead.
    Its five total bugs - one patched, four made public but not fixed as of 28
    February - compared favourably with XP's total of 18, Mac OS X's 27, Red
    Hat's 201, Ubuntu's 100, and SuSE's 111."

    Oliver Friedrichs, senior director of Symantec.'s security response team:
    "Still, Microsoft is doing something right, said Friedrichs, who pulled
    numbers from Symantec's recently published internet security threat report.
    In the last six months of 2006, Microsoft patched a sample set of 39
    vulnerabilities in an average of 21 days, the fastest of a group of OS
    vendors that also included Sun, HP, Apple and Red Hat. Apple, for example,
    took an average of 66 days to issue fixes for its Mac OS X vulnerabilities,
    while Red Hat's average was 58 days. HP and Sun lagged far behind, with
    averages of 101 and 122 days, respectively. "

    "Microsoft was clearly the best," Friedrichs said.
    http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsID=8347&pagtype=samechan
     
    Dr. Bill, Mar 23, 2007
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