According to TheBestVPN, the Debian operating system has been the most vulnerable for the last two decades. And for 2019 Debian was in second place.
Many believe that Windows is the most vulnerable operating system, which causes users to panic when they hear a new intrusion or security hole. Not to mention him mess with Windows 7 because Microsoft stopped supporting them. But is that the case? Apparently not, according to a new statistical survey, which first brings Debian into trouble.
According to an analysis that published by TheBestVPN based on the information received from National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Vulnerability Database (National Database of the National Institute of Standards and Technology) USA, the Debian operating system had the most technical vulnerabilities, making it the most vulnerable product for the last 20 years.
Between 1999 and 2019, researchers discovered a total of 3.067 security vulnerabilities in Debian, bringing it to first place, while the first version of Windows, namely Windows Server 2008, came in ninth place with far fewer technical vulnerabilities (1.421).
In the same directory, Android and the linux kernel are in second and third place respectively, with 2.563 and 2.357 security vulnerabilities, while macOS is fourth with 2.212.
And for those who will say “20 years! last year's sour grapes ", let's see the list that is mentioned only for the past year, ie only for 2019. There Android is the number one with 414 vulnerabilities, followed by Debian, Windows Server 2106 and Windows 10, with 360, 357 and 357 security issues respectively.
In the same study, a distinction is made between "technical vulnerabilities" (ie known security vulnerabilities) and vulnerabilities (ie attacks). There the numbers change and bring Microsoft to the first place in attacks and Debian to the eighth in all known programs and operating systems. According to the report's authors: "Microsoft is one of the most successful technology companies in the world, but its products remain vulnerable to attack. There were 668 reported attacks in 2019. As of 2009, Microsoft had 6.814 attacks, making it the most vulnerable in those 20 years. Oracle (6,115), IBM (4,679), Google (4,572) and Apple (4,512) are in the top five.
However, Linux is expected to grow and gain, along with customers and reputation, an even higher rate of attacks. In fact, as most security vulnerabilities have been shown so far, the situation can be diverted.
Is George listening?