Windows vs Linux vs Android Vulnerabilties

This weekend I grabbed the CVE database for the most famous Operating Systems to plot the vulnerability distribution among the past ~20 years.


Make what ever sense you want to make out of it using the Interactive Graph @


  • “Linux” represents the Linux Kernel vulnerabilities and not the different subtle Linux flavors nor their applications.
  • “Windows” represents the OS itself and not their applications, which would provide a much larger attack surface if represented.



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