Apple is the Leader in Admitting Software Bugs

Apple is the new leader in reports of software holes and insecurities, according to security company Secunia.

To be fair, the Secunia's method tracks the number of publically reported security flaws, leaving Apple's taking the number one spot to be interpreted in different ways.

For one, Apple's reported flaws could mean that the company is more vigilant than others in reporting and fixing bugs in its software. Of course, the flipside to that is that Apple's software has to have those flaws in the first place, otherwise there'd be nothing to report on. Apple's security flaws don't come primarily from its OS X operating system, but rather mostly stem from software like Safari, QuickTime and iTunes.

Apple took the bug list lead over from Oracle, which held the crown for most reports from 2006 to 2009. Microsoft maintained its ranking at third, as it has over the past three years.

Check out the full PDF report here.

(via Ars Technica.)

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  • r0x0r
    Quote:
    Apple's security flaws don't come primarily from its OS X operating system, but rather mostly stem from software like Safari, QuickTime and iTunes.


    Quicktime! That brings back some memories. Not good memories, but memories all the same...

    *Anyone else remember yelling at the monitor and screaming "Why did you become the default media player, WITHOUT MY PERMISSION, for a file that you CAN'T EVEN F**KING PLAY!!!"?
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  • adikos
    mavanhelThat's a terrible graph. Who decided to use 3 shades of green!? I can't tell which one is HP and which one is Adobe.


    i think youre holding the graph wrong
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  • mavanhel
    That's a terrible graph. Who decided to use 3 shades of green!? I can't tell which one is HP and which one is Adobe.
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  • zorky9
    because they are.
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  • mavanhel
    That's a terrible graph. Who decided to use 3 shades of green!? I can't tell which one is HP and which one is Adobe.
    21
  • r0x0r
    Quote:
    Apple's security flaws don't come primarily from its OS X operating system, but rather mostly stem from software like Safari, QuickTime and iTunes.


    Quicktime! That brings back some memories. Not good memories, but memories all the same...

    *Anyone else remember yelling at the monitor and screaming "Why did you become the default media player, WITHOUT MY PERMISSION, for a file that you CAN'T EVEN F**KING PLAY!!!"?
    46