Mac OS X and Apple iOS Now The Most Vulnerable Operating Systems

Windows No Longer The Most Vulnerable Operating System

Took a decade or two, but fans and users of Windows can now officially rejoice in the fact that the operating system is no longer the most vulnerable platform in the world.

At least when it comes to the number of reported (and fixed) issues.

Goes to show how security on Windows is getting stronger, and the progress Microsoft has made in this regards from the wild and rowdy days of Windows 98 and Windows XP.  Apple Mac OS X and iOS make the top two in this table.

Followed by the Linux kernel, and then the various versions of Windows, new and old.

These statistics are provided by GFI, and curiously, both Android and Windows Phone are missing from the list. Probably because while the former was hit by several flaws, Google rarely announces what bugs they fix in Android.

Still here are the charts:

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In terms of applications, Internet Explorer is still the program with the most glitches and security holes. Researchers found a total of 242 flaws in IE in 2014 — with 220 of these being critical. Second place goes to Google Chrome, and this browser had 124 reported vulnerabilities.

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Adobe Flash Player is a software solution that is often criticized for its poor security, but the plugin improved notably last year, and was only hit by 76 flaws. Relatively speaking, of course, this is a practically just a browser add-on that we are talking about here.

Source: http://www.windows10update.com/2015/02/windows-no-longer-the-most-vulnerable-operating-system/#comments

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DoctorLaptop’s Tips #59 07Feb17

DoctorLaptop’s Tips #59 07Feb17
Keeping Up With Today’s Internet – Safe Email Practices
The world evolves and along with it the internet. New tech and threats require us to adopt new ways of doing things. Today I discuss email developments.
The “cloud” gets hacked regularly, as do email password lists. Power, internet outages, email server failures (and poor customer service for recovery, like Yahoo) and lost or stolen PCs can deny you access to cloud services. Thus, while convenient for storage, it alone is insufficient for securing valuable data. Here is how to protect yourself.
-Always back up copies of any valuable data or documents to an off-line storage device such as a Flash drive. Simply saving to the cloud and your computer/tablet/smartphone is not enough.
-Use a strong password with at least 12 characters including capitals and small letters plus numbers and punctuation marks. Change the password every 6 months. Never reuse a password on multiple sites.
-Don’t open attachments in unfamiliar emails. This should be a given by now, but email attachments are still a popular way to circulate malware.
-Don’t click on suspect links. If a link looks hidden, or if it comes from an unfamiliar source, don’t click it. It might take you to an unspecified location and possibly inject malware into your machine when you attempt to download the page. Be aware of any discrepancies in links that look mostly but not entirely familiar, such as “Amaz0n” instead of “Amazon,” and any shortened links.
-Avoid unsecured WiFi. Unsecured Wi-Fi like wifi cafe’s connections are open invitations to cybercriminals. They can gain public access to the system, and view any traffic you send or receive; which basically means they’ve gained access to your account.
-Avoid sending unnecessary personal information. One type of scam, phishing, involves goading a user to send personal login information, usually under the guise of a communication from an official but familiar company. As a general rule, it’s best to avoid sending any personal information over email (unless you absolutely have to).
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