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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because they are.Reply
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.Reply
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!!!"?
if only they were that vigilant when it comes to hardware bugs...Reply
If we take the number of bugs found and use that as a metric to estimate the number of bugs NOT found (Say 70% of all bugs remain hidden), then what does that say about the quality of those at the 'top' of the list?Reply
Their hardware isn't targeted to the 'enthusiast' community ie US. It's targeted to the general public who isn't computer literate and who don't need a quad core CPU or a GOOD dedicated GPU. It's not a bug, but a marketing strategy, and judging by their recent quarter, it's working. Can't blame apple for being smart in 1 category.Reply
For example, the cheat iPhone signal bars. Wait! that one don't was a bug. It was a by-design cheat.
My experience as apply user taughtme that the company excuses away the bugs. Never fix them.
Their solutions is "don't do that".
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.Reply
i think youre holding the graph wrong
I thought apple just called them "features"Reply
And what place do they hold in regard to hardware bugs?Reply