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Windows 7: XP Attracts Twice More Attacks than Win 7 and Vista

28 Apr 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
XP Attracts Twice More Attacks than Win 7 and Vista

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XP Attracts Twice More Attacks than Windows 7 and Vista Combined for Microsoft Vulnerabilities.

Attackers targeting vulnerabilities in Microsoft software have a definite preference for a decade-old operating system released in 2001. Windows XP, the platform that continues to own the lion’s share of the operating-system market, attracts twice as many attacks targeting Microsoft vulnerabilities, compared with Windows 7 and Windows Vista combined, according to statistics shared by the Redmond company via volume eight of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIRv8). XP accounted for 64.46% of the OS market at the end of March 2010, Net Applications revealed, while Vista had 16.01% and Windows 7 10.23%.

Microsoft analyzed exploits attempted through websites in the second half of 2009, and concluded that users were better off running Windows 7 or Vista, rather than XP. “Every browser-based exploit can be traced to a vulnerability in a specific piece of software. Comparing exploits that target Microsoft software to third-party exploits (those that target vulnerabilities in software produced by other vendors) suggests that the vulnerability landscape of Windows Vista and Windows 7 is very different from that of Windows XP,” an excerpt from SIRv8 reads.
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XP Attracts Twice More Attacks than Windows 7 and Vista Combined for Microsoft Vulnerabilities - According to the Redmond company - Softpedia


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28 Apr 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

No surprise here. More XP system out there and XP is easier to hack than Vista or 7.
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28 Apr 2010   #3
Crunchy Doodle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Or Microsoft just wants to sell more copies of Windows 7. I've seen that movie.

Bye.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
No surprise here. More XP system out there and XP is easier to hack than Vista or 7.
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28 Apr 2010   #4
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Of course MS wants to sell more copies of Win 7; they are in business to make a profit. There is nothing wrong with that. We call that capitalism. That still doesn't change the fact that XP is attacked much more than Vista or 7.
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28 Apr 2010   #5
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Of course MS wants to sell more copies of Win 7; they are in business to make a profit. There is nothing wrong with that. We call that capitalism. That still doesn't change the fact that XP is attacked much more than Vista or 7.
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I agree; it's just part of capitalism - why else would they make a product and sell it? The vulnerabilities of XP are many; that's why we don't use it anymore where I'm at (we use Windows 7, Vista, and Red Hat).
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