According to an analysis of the National Vulnerability Database of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Windows 10 systems are more secure than Android, macOS, GNU/Linux, based on the number of vulnerabilities.
The national vulnerability database defines a technical vulnerability as “characteristic or configuration that can be exploited by an attacker to gain unauthorized access, misuse of the network, and resources.” In the past 10 years, Debian Linux has topped the list with 3,067 technology vulnerabilities, followed by Android (2563), Linux kernel (2357) and macOS (2212).
Windows 10 has recorded only 1,111 technology vulnerabilities, and even if we incorporate windows 10 (released in 2015) into Windows 7 (released in 2009), the total is still far below android and Debian Linux.
Of course, because Microsoft’s product line is more than just Windows, the company’s total number of vulnerabilities reached 6,814, the highest in the list, with an average of 12.9 vulnerabilities per product, compared with 54.4 for Google and 37.9 for Apple.
There is no doubt that Adobe Acrobat and Flashplayer are the most risky software on the PC side, followed by Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer.
Full report, can be accessed here