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Windows 8 is the most vulnerable Windows OS, due to Flash

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    Windows 8 is the most vulnerable Windows OS, due to Flash


    Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform has been tagged by security research firm Secuina as being the most vulnerable Windows platform on the market. As you can see in the chart above, it’s quite clear that, according to their research, that Windows 8 had more vulnerabilities than previous versions of Windows that are currently supported by Microsoft for 2013.

    If you are wondering why Windows 8 tops the charts, even though Microsoft touts the platform as more secure than its predecessors, the answer is quite simple; Flash. Because Flash is now baked into the modern instance of IE, any Flash vulnerability can now be tied into Windows 8 as well.
    Read the rest here:Windows 8 is the most vulnerable Windows OS, you can thank Flash for that - Neowin

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    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Adobe Flash - "the gift that keeps on giving".

    Why was there a dip for all versions of Windows (except W8 for obvious reasons) in 2012?

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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    In Redmond they probably use that chart as # of sales chart, LOL
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    Windows 7 uiltimate, Windows 8.1 pro 64bit, Windows server 2008R2, Windows 10 TP


    Because I need flash and I have installed it on for example windows 7 does that still make windows7+flash more secure than windows 8?

    according to that article windows xp has less vulnerabilities than windows vista/7/8 so its most secure?
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    USA, Idaho
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Here we go again. . .another we'll scare the . . .
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    windows 8.1


    Actually, I am still waiting for the "secure" Windows, haven't witnessed it, yet.
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    64-bit Windows 10

    Security 2014: The holes are in the apps, not the OS


    Security firms FireEye and Secunia say Windows continues to be the most-targeted OS and businesses can expect to be attacked by malware once every 1.5 seconds.

    Yes, some operating systems are more secure than others. Some, such as OpenBSD, make a real point of protecting you from attackers. Others, such as Windows, have had a bad reputation, but have gotten better over the years. Still others, such as Linux and Mac OS X are known for being secure, but in Mac OS X's case, at least one major security flaw, the SSL goto bug, has seriously damaged its reputation.

    When all is said and done, however, the real security problems in the 20-teens, according to security firms FireEye and Secunia, are not in our operating systems but in the applications we run on them
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    Read more at: Security 2014: The holes are in the apps, not the operating systems | ZDNet
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    In Redmond they probably use that chart as # of sales chart, LOL
    LOL cute
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Windows 8 is the most vulnerable Windows OS, due to Flash
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