Symantec has published their 11th volume of Internet Security Threat Report. The report covers a wide area of security and vulnerabilities issues from web browsers to operating system. Symantec is in no way a friend of Microsoft, in fact Symantec recently had issues with Microsoft over Windows Vista security model. However based on research for the second half of 2006, Symantec had concluded that Microsoft is doing better in security as compared to the other competitors.
Microsoft Windows top the list with 39 vulnerabilities found and with an average fix time of 21 days.
Red-Hat Linux came in second with 208 vulnerabilities found and an average fix time of 58 days.
Apple’s Mac OS X got the thrid place with 43 vulnerabilities and an average fix time of of 66 days.
Despite all the hilarious ads that Apple made, including one which made fun of Windows Vista’s UAC, there is nothing which supports the claims of Apple being the better OS. Shame on them.