OS X Isn't as Secure as Everyone Claims It Is

By Adrian Covert on at

For the past decade or so, many have been quick to argue about how much more secure, stable and virus-free OS X is than Windows. But in light of the Flashback malware, many are reconsidering that stance. Trend Micro, a long time developer of anti-virus and anti-malware software, put together a report of virus trends, and In it, they cite security firm Mitre, who claim that OS X had more reported vulnerabilities than anyone else. Welp!

Apple was said to have 91 reported vulnerabilities between January 2012 and March 2012. Granted, many of those vulnerabilities were isolated to a single program, Safari, and the vast majority of those vulnerabilities have been patched. But still, it just goes to show that OS X isn't as irreproachable as it may seem. [Trend Micro via Macworld UK, via Cult of Mac]