Continuing my Microsoft fanboy weekend- In an article called: Microsoft vs. Apple: Who
patches zero-days faster? (by Computeworld) the writer describes a research done by
the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. The research looked at how many times in the past
six years did the two vendors (Microsoft and Apple) have a patch ready for a zero day
In other words they tried to designate (using statistics) which of the two companies is
better to react when a vulnerability is discovered. Well the result was/is surprising to many
as it turns out that according to the results Apple lags in patching.
An additional interesting fact is that the research found 658 vulnerabilities in Microsoft products
and 738 in Apple products…
So as usual: perception is everything.