Moving on, up-and-comer Google Chrome was also tagged with more vulnerabilities than IE: 70 CVEs and 14 events (just below third-place Java JRE, with 70 CVEs and 5 events). Maybe that's why the Google Chromium team, like Mozilla, has significantly upped the reward to security researchers who report security flaws.
That brings us to Internet Explorer, which is effectively ranked ninth on Secunia's list of the 20 most vulnerable software products. IE, despite its significantly higher installation share, had just 49 CVEs and 12 events in over the past year.
Secunia's report should be cause for vindication on Microsoft's part -- and cause for concern on the part of its competitors, particularly Apple. The company has successfully hidden its security flaws behind its relative obscurity, but now that Apple the darling of Wall Street and the creator of the most coveted mobile platforms, the blemishes on its skin are becoming all the more visible.
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