A short analysis
of Apple's flagship operating system published on Monday found that
researchers discovered fewer vulnerabilities in the core software in
the first half of this year than during the same period in 2005, but
that applications vulnerabilities skyrocketed.
The analysis--penned by Claudiu Dumitru, a security researcher at
antivirus firm Kaspersky--found that flaw finders uncovered 24
vulnerabilities in the core Mac OS X operating system during the first
six month of this year, compared to 38 vulnerabilities in the first
half of 2005.