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The 10 Worst Vulnerabilities of The Last 10 Years
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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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5/8/2016 | 12:03:07 PM
OS vulnerabilities
It's one thing to look at the past ten years in a single lump, but it's also worth noting that many more vulnerabilities are being found for Apple OS's than Microsoft OS's these days.

Case in point: informationweek.com/ios-security-reports-say-no-iphone-is-safe/a/d-id/1319750
RyanSepe
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5/9/2016 | 7:41:56 AM
Re: OS vulnerabilities
Yes, I think you will start to see this as more of a commonality with the increasing Mac footprint in the market. It hasn't quite extended over to the corporate side as fast as it has from a personal perspective but regardless Mac is definitely becoming more prevalent then before. With that comes more code for the OS and more opportunities for open holes.
RyanSepe
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5/9/2016 | 7:45:29 AM
Shellshock and Heartbleed
As they were not too long ago I know all to well the scramblings behind trying to remediate these two major vulnerabilities. They were so well publicized that non-security sides of the organization were inquiring about the patching efforts.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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5/9/2016 | 9:14:01 AM
Re: OS vulnerabilities
@Ryan: Plus, only in the past few years have people even started to pay much attention to Apple platform security.  For years, as Apple's market share was relatively tiny, people -- including attackers -- didn't care much.
nathanwburke
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5/9/2016 | 12:05:52 PM
Re: OS vulnerabilities
It's a good point you raise about Mac vulnerabilities. Macs are certainly increasing in the enterprise, yet security products have been largely windows-centric. With attackers looking for a way in to gain access to other data on the network, a macbook without the same protection as the windows machines would be an attractive target. 


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