Which software had the most publicly disclosed vulnerabilities this year? Apple’s Mac OS X. This might surprise many MacFans that think vulnerabilities and viruses don't happen on Macs, but things have changed in a big way. These results come from CVE Details, which organizes data provided by the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). As its name implies, the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) system keeps track of publicly known information-security vulnerabilities and exposures. You hate to be the winner of this kind of ranking:
What we at Addigy found really interesting was not the current total or even ranking for Mac OSX, but the rate of vulnerability growth over the past few years, when we dug into the data we found a literal doubling of vulnerabilities over the last 4 years. If this trend continues for 2016, Mac will more than earn the top spot, and could double with nearly 800 vulnerabilities for 2016:
The days of individuals and organizations believing that Macs don't need to be managed and patched are already well behind us. We'll always make sure your OS updates and 3rd party software stay up-to-date throughout your entire portfolio, if you haven't found how easy it is, give Addigy A Try:
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The Addigy Team.