Linux takes 25 days on average to fix its vulnerabilities. Microsoft, more than 80

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The debate about which system or platform is more secure is always the order of the day, but there is another derived question: once a vulnerability is detected, who takes less time to correct them?

A Google Project Zero study gives us the answer. After analyzing almost three years of data, these researchers made it clear that Linux is the fastest operating system to correct its errors: it takes 25 days on average. Apple takes almost three times as long, 69 days, but Microsoft takes an average of 83 days.

The good news is that everyone corrects their problems in less time

Google Project Zero data was taken between January 2021 and December 2021. In that period, this group reported 376 problems detected on platforms from different companies, and 93.4% of all of them ended up being solved.

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The interesting thing comes when we check not only the number of problems found, but the number of them that were solved within the standard period of 90 days which is usually fixed before making them public.

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According to this log, Linux developers were the fastest to fix these issues, taking an average of 25 days to fix. Google takes 44 days on average, Mozilla 46, and from there we see how Apple takes 69, a figure that is already much worse, but Microsoft goes even further and takes an average of 83 days.

The report is in any case positive: problem resolution times have been reduced: in 2021 it took an average of 52 days to resolve reported problems, when three years ago that time was 67 days. While Microsoft and Apple didn’t do too well in this particular ranking relative to Linux, all three did noticeably improve in terms of speed.

It was also interesting to see that mobile platforms are also quite slow in solving their problems: on iOS it takes 70 days on average, while on Android it takes 72. In browsers, times are reduced: Chrome takes 30 days, compared to 37 for Firefox.

At Project Zero they believe that things are on the right trackand those responsible for these products “have effectively accelerated their patches by reducing the total mean time to fix them.”

Via | ZDNet

More information | Google Project Zero

The debate about which system or platform is more secure is always the order of the day, but there is…

The debate about which system or platform is more secure is always the order of the day, but there is…

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