Mac OS X Isn't As Secure As Everyone Claims It Is

For the past decade or so, many have been quick to argue about how much more secure, stable and virus-free OS X is than Windows. But in light of the Flashback malware, many are reconsidering that stance. Trend Micro, a long time developer of antivirus and anti-malware software, put together a report of virus trends. In it, they cite security firm Mitre, which claims that OS X had more reported vulnerabilities than anyone else. Welp!

Apple was said to have 91 reported vulnerabilities between January 2012 and March 2012. Granted, many of those vulnerabilities were isolated to a single program, Safari, and the vast majority of those vulnerabilities have been patched. But, still, it just goes to show that OS X isn't as irreproachable as it may seem. [Trend Micro via Macworld UK, via Cult of Mac]