Software having the most vulnerabilities in 2015, Apple’s MAC OS took the lead

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As the year comes to an end, we wrap it up with the top software’s having the most vulnerabilities, first things first, what does it mean for a software to be vulnerable? Software vulnerability can be seen as a flaw or an error in the system that can be exploited by an attacker in order to alter the normal behavior of the system, that been said, this list provides the number of vulnerabilities found in some of our favorite apps.

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This report was gotten from Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), a data source that keeps track of publicly-known information-security vulnerabilities and exposures, it’s data is provided by the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). From the list, top 5 vulnerable software’s were; Apple’s Mac OS X with 384 vulnerabilities, followed up by Apple’s iOS with 375 vulnerabilities, Adobe’s Flash Player followed up with 314 vulnerabilities, Adobe’s AIR SDK with 246 vulnerabilities and last on the top five, Adobe AIR with 246 vulnerabilities.

Categorizing these products by their companies we notice the top three to be Apple, Adobe and Microsoft

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Though technology companies have different policies as to how they disclose such security gaps, this doesn’t display all vulnerabilities only that which is publicly known.

To keep your browsers, operating systems and Adobe products free from attackers, it is recommended you always patch and update them regularly. There you have it, Happy new year great people


Mac OS X is a series of Unix-based graphical interface operating systems (OS) developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is designed to run on Macintosh computers, having been pre-installed on all Macs since 2002. OS X is the fourth most popular general purpose OS; within the market of desktop, laptop and home computers, and by web usage, OS X is the second most widely used desktop OS after Windows.