OS X, iOS and Linux have more vulnerabilities than Windows

By Archean
Feb 23, 2015
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  1. DanielLim

    DanielLim TS Rookie

    I thought Windows is supposed to be most vulnerable...
    Considering that Windows is mainstream, which subjects it to more/constant attacks :eek:
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,158   +599

    Hackers play the ROI game (that's return on investment). Attack the largest number of systems in an attempt to get access to a few.

    As each attack is unique to the vulnerability and then the platform {Win, OS x, iOS, Linux, ...} getting the attack to get through the vulnerability is the first major hurtle. If there's an addition set of conditions per platform . . . the ROI gets lower and lower.

    The vulnerabilites have always been there, just now the ROI to make the attack is worth the effort.

    SO the game is changing, especially with millions of mobile devices - - the ROI increases and so does the efforts of the hackers.
    Archean likes this.

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