Windows has fewest security holes

by admin March 23, 2007 at 12:07 pm

But beats Red Hat and Mac OS X on number of critical flaws, says report

Microsoft Windows has the lowest number of vulnerabilities and the fastest turnaround time for patches of all commercial operating systems – but it also has the most serious flaws, according to Symantec.

Despite having the fewest security holes, Windows was hit by more critical flaws than either Red Hat Linux or Mac OS X, Symantec found.

Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report reveals 39 security holes were discovered in Windows during the second half of 2006, with an average patch development turnaround time of 21 days, up from the 22 Windows holes found in the first six months of the year.

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