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Windows 10 isnít the most vulnerable operating system Ė itís actually Linux
TechRadar ^ | 3/9/2020 | Darren Allan

Posted on 03/09/2020 12:34:26 PM PDT by TomServo

Surprising reports paints Linux and Android as less secure than Windows

Which operating system has suffered the most vulnerabilities since around the turn of the millennium? That would be Linux, not Microsoft’s Windows, at least according to a freshly released report.

An analysis of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Vulnerability Database, compiled by Thebestvpn.com, tracked ‘technical vulnerabilities’ in popular pieces of software between 1999 and 2019.

And Debian, a flavor of Linux, was top of the table with 3,067 vulnerabilities over the last two decades. Reasonably close behind was Android on 2,563 vulnerabilities, with the Linux kernel in third place having racked up a count of 2,357. Apple’s macOS was only slightly behind that with 2,212, with Ubuntu in fifth place on 2,007.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: linux; microsoft; tech; windows; windows10
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And now for something besides the Cornyvirus crap....
1 posted on 03/09/2020 12:34:26 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: TomServo

It’s one panic or another.


2 posted on 03/09/2020 12:37:56 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If you want a definition of "bullying" just watch the Democrats in the Senate)
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To: TomServo

1999-2019...

And exactly how long has windows 10 been out for?

For the short amount of time its been out it has over 1100 issues. Unix flavors and android have both been around longer than windows 10.


3 posted on 03/09/2020 12:37:57 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: TomServo; ShadowAce; Swordmaker

Tech OS ping!.....................


4 posted on 03/09/2020 12:38:26 PM PDT by Red Badger (If people were to God like dogs are to people, the world would be a really great place..............)
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To: TomServo

FWIW, Ubuntu is a flavor of Debian, so technically Linux owns 40% of the Top 5.

Windows is a closed source OS. This isn’t a surprise.


5 posted on 03/09/2020 12:38:40 PM PDT by rarestia (Repeal the 17th Amendment and ratify Article the First to give the power back to the people!)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

6 posted on 03/09/2020 12:39:39 PM PDT by Red Badger (If people were to God like dogs are to people, the world would be a really great place..............)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Actually, Windows 10 Professional has been very stable for me, except I use Google Chrome as a web browser (Microsoft’s original Edge browser has some known compatibility issues with certain web pages).


7 posted on 03/09/2020 12:41:29 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's Economic Cure)
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To: dayglored

Ping.


8 posted on 03/09/2020 12:41:46 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: TomServo

It’s still viruses, pal...


9 posted on 03/09/2020 12:44:21 PM PDT by null and void (By the pricking of my lungs, Something wicked this way comes ...)
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To: Secret Agent Man

That is the stuff fixed in Linux. Think there are less in Windows? I have a bridge to sell you. There are many many more in Windows. They are not fixed yet because they are not publicly known. Some are known and held in secret.

It boils down to this. Linux is a glass house on a glass plain. Everything is visible. With Windows, everything is hidden. You cant see someone dug a tunnel into the center of the house. In Linux, that tunnel can be seen and is filled in.


10 posted on 03/09/2020 12:47:12 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (TRUMP TRAIN !!! Get the hell out of the way if you are not on yet because we don't stop for idiots)
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To: TomServo

Meanwhile, Windows added a Linux kernel in 10 -
https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/6/18534687/microsoft-windows-10-linux-kernel-feature

Not a well-written article. Or might just have been badly researched - GIGO.


11 posted on 03/09/2020 12:48:56 PM PDT by LouieFisk
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To: TomServo

12 posted on 03/09/2020 12:50:16 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

lol


13 posted on 03/09/2020 12:51:52 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Neo-cons are liberal Democrats who love illegal aliens and war.)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

“That is the stuff fixed in Linux. Think there are less in Windows? “

I use both. When it comes to vulnerabilities, Linux is the tugboat that can turn on a dime - the holes are found and fixed quite quickly. Windows is the Knock Nevis.


14 posted on 03/09/2020 12:55:03 PM PDT by LouieFisk
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To: LouieFisk

The way I describe it is Linux is instantly configurable as exactly the knife you need. Windows is a Swiss Army Knife.

Don’t like what it is doing? Reconfigure and Recompile. You want a fillet knife. You get a perfect fillet knife. On Windows you flip out the blade closest to a fillet knife out of the Swiss Army Knife and hack away at the fish.


15 posted on 03/09/2020 1:05:59 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (TRUMP TRAIN !!! Get the hell out of the way if you are not on yet because we don't stop for idiots)
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To: TomServo

Hoe much did Microsoft pay to get this published?


16 posted on 03/09/2020 1:14:56 PM PDT by Jhadur ("You are not ready for immortality.")
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To: TomServo

Half the time Windows itself is the virus...or seems like it.


17 posted on 03/09/2020 1:18:28 PM PDT by captain_dave
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Both have their uses and their strong & weak points. I like Windows 7 - it’ll be safe for awhile as long as a person has anti-malware, keeps programs up to date, doesn’t go off to any strange/new sites or install crap.
Foe Linux, I like Xubuntu.
If a person wants a good anti-malware program for Ubuntu-based distros, Eset Nod32 is pretty good as a paid solution. I think it’s gives a free test drive for a month.


18 posted on 03/09/2020 1:23:30 PM PDT by LouieFisk
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To: TomServo

So if a third party starts collecting your data without your consent, it’s a vulnerability. When Microsoft does it in 10, it’s some sort of “feature”. In the end, the result is the same, except in the former case, MS might actually get around to creating a patch to fix it, where with the latter, they’ll just hide or prevent any mechanism to circumvent their surveillance of you.


19 posted on 03/09/2020 1:26:42 PM PDT by chrisser
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To: TomServo

On the plus side for MS, Windows doesn’t really need outside problems. It installs it’s own:
“The latest Windows 10 update is so broken, even Microsoft thinks you should uninstall it”
https://www.techradar.com/news/the-latest-windows-10-update-is-so-broken-even-microsoft-thinks-you-should-uninstall-it


20 posted on 03/09/2020 1:32:51 PM PDT by LouieFisk
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