Researchers from thelooked at how many times over the past six years the two vendors were able to have a patch available on the day a vulnerability became publicly known, which they call the 0-day patch rate.
They analyzed 658 vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft products and 738 affecting Apple. They looked at only high- and medium-risk bugs, according to the classification used by the National Vulnerability Database, said Stefan Frei, one of the researchers involved in the study.
What they found is that, contrary to popular belief that Apple makes more secure products, Apple lags behind in patching…[Read the rest at source above]
San Francisco – It may be the quickest $10,000 Charlie Miller ever earned.
He took the first of three laptop computers — and a $10,000 cash prize — Thursday after breaking into a PWN 2 OWN hacking contest.at the CanSecWest security conference’s
Show organizers offered a they could be won by anybody at the show who could find a way to hack into each of them and read the contents of a file on the system using a previously undisclosed "0day" attack., , and the as prizes, saying that
We do not mind that Apple wants to gain a share in the market, again, a little bit of competition is good for everybody, the 95% domination of Microsoft was not indeed good for innovation. We applaud Apple in its success of increasing market share, but please please Apple, tell your worshipers that you are not invincible, that your OS as good as anyone else’s AND not above. You programmer don’t come from Space, they are bound to make mistakes like any humans do, there is nothing like a panacea OS. Anything written by man will be hacked by man, that is a simple law of hacks. Stop lying to your drones, we are not dazzled by your GUI, we see through you; Period!
Thanks Steve, we will stick with this Vista, the devil you know is better that the one clothed in a dazzle of lights.