Android Is The Most Vulnerable Operating System

This chart shows the number of vulnerabilities by operating system in 2016.

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Android dominates the smartphone market but that dominance comes at a cost. According to CVE details, Android had the most vulnerabilities of any operating system in 2016. In this case, vulnerabilities are defined as a mistake in the software that can be directly used by a hacker to gain access to a system or network. Android had 523 such vulnerabilities in 2016, far ahead of 161 for iOS. 2015 was a completely different story. Back then, Android had only 125 vulnerabilities while iOS had 387.

This chart shows the number of vulnerabilities by operating system in 2016.

Infographic: Android Is The Most Vulnerable Operating System | Statista
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