[quotemsg=19453703,0,5190][quotemsg=19452356,0,330834]Surprised with as much data mining Google does, that Chrome is showing as so secure.
Win10 vulnerabilities: Not so surprising, especially in light of their own personal data mining.[/quotemsg]
Internal data mining does not mean the program is inherently less secure. As for Windows itself, it's a lot harder to secure a long-standing full fledged OS with wide-ranging software/hardware compatibility. That's not to say they should ever stop shelling out money for vulnerability bounties, and they need to continue fixing them to the best of their abilities. But comparing a browser to an full-blown OS is silly. I mean even Android has vulnerabilities and it is a lot less complex than Windows. Windows 7 has vulnerabilities too. MS probably isn't quite as interested in paying people to scrutinize it though, compared to 10.
As for Edge, it needs a lot of work. Even so it has come a long way in a relatively short period of time. I'd say overall it's actually not bad for a stock browser. But this definitely shows they need to prioritize security in the coming year. Kudos to the security researchers for making everyone safer, and making some cash in the process.[/quotemsg]
I probably should have probably made it clearer that this was in no way a comparison of browser vs OS. I do understand that an OS is far more complex than a browser... unfortunately, the way Microsoft embedded the browser into the OS in the past doesn't do much either in keeping the two distinct entities, which doesn't help matters.
While internal data mining doesn't mean the program or OS is less secure, it does provide paths that absolutely must be fortified against misuse and attack. I understand that everything has vulnerabilities, in which the only greatest safeguard is to never power them on... which is quite silly too as you'd never benefit from their usage. It matters not if it''s an IoT device, an OS (no matter age, usage numbers, or vendor,) or any other app or piece of data.
You are correct though about the need to prioritize security... but I would hope the benefits of such prioritization would be felt much much sooner than next year or the next contest.