Microsoft Vulnerabilities Accelerate in 2017

Tara Seals

Microsoft vulnerabilities have more than doubled in the last five years, rising to 685 from 325 in 2013 – an 111% increase. This has not been at a steady rate, however: 2017 saw the most number of flaws reported in any year to date.

According to the fifth annual Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report from Avecto, the number of critical vulnerabilities has risen by 60% since 2013. Also, despite Windows 10 being widely regarded as the most secure Windows operating system to date, the number of critical vulnerabilities in it alone increased by 132% over a five-year period.

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