Microsoft and Google top 2021 vulnerability charts

© Windows Central Microsoft logo

The names Microsoft and Google and the word “vulnerabilities” go hand in hand.

What you need to know

  • According to Atlas VPN, Microsoft and Google have had the most amount of vulnerabilities in tech during the first half of 2021.
  • Google rocked a whopping 547 total vulnerabilities, putting it as the pack leader of exposed companies.
  • Microsoft came in second with a still-noteworthy 432 vulnerabilities thanks to situations such as this year’s Exchange server chaos.

If you thought all those stories earlier this year regarding Microsoft’s various earth-shattering product vulnerabilities weren’t going to net it some sort of award by the end of 2021, you thought wrong: Microsoft has officially scored Atlas VPN’s silver medal for the most recorded vulnerabilities in the first half of 2021, topped only by gold medalist Google.

You can check out Atlas VPN’s post for all the nitty-gritty details on who landed where outside of the podium placements (spoiler: Apple only managed eighth place with an embarrassing 67 vulnerabilities, not even getting close to Microsoft), but we’re going to focus on the big winners of the awkward race: Google and Microsoft.

Google came out on top with 547 noted vulnerabilities in the first half of 2021, which Atlas reminds us directly endangers the over three billion Chrome users out there. And, though typically not one to be outdone, Microsoft has only managed a distant second to Google this time around, racking up 432 instances of unwanted exposure. The strong 432 figure was made possible in part by the Microsoft Exchange chaos that gobbled up most of early 2021’s news cycle.

Microsoft has made it clear that it’s not a fan of being vulnerable and even has various bounties active for those who want to make a buck quashing blindspots for Redmond. It appears more resources will be needed to keep itself off future Atlas VPN lists.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Remembering James Michael Tyler: A look at some of Gunther's wittiest comebacks in Friends

© Provided by Firstpost Remembering James Michael Tyler: A look at some of Gunther’s wittiest comebacks in Friends James Michael Tyler, the man behind Friends‘ omnipresent Central Perk barista ‘Gunther’ ... Read more »

Shah Rukh Khan-Atlee film: Samantha Ruth Prabhu to REPLACE Nayanthara in this pan-India project?

© Provided by BollywoodLife.com Shah Rukh Khan‘s pan-India project with blockbuster Tamil director Atlee, which is tentatively titled Lion, went on floors in September in Pune. While the big-budget film ... Read more »

Kubbra Sait aka Kukoo opens up on filming intimate scene in Sacred Games, says 'I stayed on the floor, weeping'!

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: Actress Kubbra Sait, who shot to fame with Sacred Games opened up on her doing intimate scenes in the web series. She played ... Read more »

Vedha Sajjeya OUT: Rajkummar Rao & Kriti Sanon starrer song is a soothing wedding track

© Provided by Pinkvilla Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon’s upcoming film Hum Do Hamare Do will be releasing on the digital platform on October 29. Ahead of the film release, ... Read more »

BTS: J-Hope reveals a heartbreaking incident of what Jin went through after his dog passed away

© Provided by BollywoodLife.com In the latest episode of BTS’ latest variety show, In The Soop 2 BTS Ver, J-Hope revealed a heartbreaking incident of Jin bawling in 2017 after ... Read more »

A TikToker with nearly a million followers pleaded not guilty to the double-murder shooting of his wife and another man

© Ali Abulaban via Screenshot/TikTOk Ali Abulaban, 29, known on TikTok as JinnKid, pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder. Ali Abulaban via Screenshot/TikTOk Ali Abulaban, known on TikTok ... Read more »

Desperate Algerians ready to die at sea to reach Spain

Cutting through the black night waters of the Mediterranean, a boat carrying Algerian migrants is speeding towards Spain, all of them ready to risk death if it means escaping the ... Read more »

Rebel Wilson looks great as she enjoys a croissant in Beverly Hills

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Rebel Wilson picked up a snack for herself while walking around Beverly Hills on Monday, October 25.  The actress, 41, wore a maroon ... Read more »

(LEAD) S. Korea to resume discount coupon program to spur spending

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details in paras 2, 7, 9-12) SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Yonhap) — South Korea said Tuesday it plans to resume discount coupon programs aimed at boosting domestic ... Read more »

Kanak-kanak 11 tahun maut jatuh tingkat 7

PETALING JAYA: Seorang kanak-kanak perempuan berusia 11 tahun maut selepas dipercayai terjatuh dari tingkat tujuh di sebuah pangsapuri di Presint 5 Putrajaya, semalam. Ketua Polis Daerah Putrajaya A Asmadi Abdul ... Read more »

Laptops to 45,313 SC, ST students under Vidyakiranam Project: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Laptops would be provided to 45,313 children belonging to SC/ST category in Kerala. (Image: PTI) On Monday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced that laptops will be provided to 45,313 children ... Read more »

WhatsApp users may soon have to verify their identity to make payments

© Pixabay WhatsApp users may soon have to verify their identity to make payments WhatsApp may soon require users to provide their identity proof. This change will only affect users ... Read more »

Apple iOS 15.1 Now Rolling Out For iPhone Users: Here's How To Install And What's New

© Provided by News18 Apple iOS 15.1 Now Rolling Out For iPhone Users: Here’s How To Install And What’s New Apple has released its latest version of iOS, iOS 15.1 ... Read more »

The Indian IPO market has hit a new record

© Provided by Business Today The Indian IPO market has hit a new record  The fact that the Indian primary market is on a roll this year is pretty much ... Read more »

Japan's former Princess Mako, husband: sad over incorrect reports

© Reuters/KIM KYUNG-HOON Protesters hold banners during a march against the marriage between Japan’s Princess Mako and her fiance Kei Komuro in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s former princess Mako, ... Read more »

Britney Spears says she wants ‘justice' over conservatorship

© Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Britney Spears Britney Spears said she will pursue “justice” following the termination of her conservatorship as she accused her family of “hurting me deeper than you’ll ever ... Read more »

Sweden's NENT reports 28% jump in subscribers

NENT sign is seen at their headquarters in Stockholm STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -NENT, the Swedish media group challenging streaming giants such as Netflix and Disney+ in the Nordics, reported a 28% ... Read more »

‘Got to be accessible': the Derbyshire MP set on holding surgeries

At least once a week, Robert Largan, Conservative MP for High Peak in Derbyshire, holds a surgery. It might be outside a supermarket or a train station in his enormous ... Read more »

At 12,428, India logs the lowest daily rise in COVID-19 cases in 238 days

India saw a single-day rise of 12,428 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest in 238 days, while the active cases declined to 1,63,816, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated ... Read more »

Baby in stroller killed, mother seriously injured by driver on Long Island

A mother was injured and her baby killed while crossing a street in Long Island. Christopher Sadowski A 2-year-old girl in a stroller was killed and her mother was seriously ... Read more »

Watch: Holly Willoughby shrieks as Philip Schofield saves her during This Morning mishap

© Provided by Extra.ie Philip Schofield came to Holly Willoughby’s aid when he spotted a spider dancing across her hair on This Morning. The pair were calm and relaxed hosting ... Read more »

Spanx boss gives first class tickets and $10,000 to all her staff

© Screengrab/Video Spanx founder Sara Blakely announces flight tickets and $10,000 for each employee of her company – Screengrab/Video The chief executive and founder of women’s shapewear Spanx celebrated a ... Read more »

Tuesday briefing: Children face brunt of worsening climate

© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters Top story: ‘Immense risks, potential loss of life’ © Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters A student holds a poster at St Conval’s primary school, ... Read more »

[KH Biz Forum] Tech sovereignty ‘crucial' in post-pandemic era

Professor Lee Jeong-dong of Seoul National University gives a keynote speech at this year’s the Korea Herald Biz Forum held at the Shilla Seoul on Tuesday. (Park Hyun-koo/The Korea Herald)Technology ... Read more »

Dulquer Salmaan to Kalyani: 'I have no doubt you've put your heart into Hridayam'; Sends best wishes to Pranav

Romantic drama Hridayam starring Pranav Mohanlal, Kalyani Priyadarshan, and Darshana Rajendran is all set to release in January 2022. Recently, the makers of the film released the first song titled ... Read more »

Former AG Mukul Rohatgi to appear for Aryan Khan in Bombay High Court today

© Provided by Pinkvilla In a major development, former Attorney General of India (AGI) Mukul Rohatgi will be representing Aryan Khan in the Bombay High Court today. Shah Rukh Khan’s ... Read more »

Tahira Kashyap Recounts Incident of Forgetting Her Baby at a Restaurant, Not the Bill or Her Bag

© Provided by News18 After Kareena Kapoor’s Pregnancy Bible, Tahira Kashyap has also come up with her new book, 7 Sins of Being A Mother. Recently, in an interview, she ... Read more »

Sardar Udham: Jury members REVEAL real reason why Vicky Kaushal starrer wasn't sent to Oscars; Netizens slam

© Provided by Pinkvilla It was only recently that India’s official entry for the Oscars was announced. Well, the recently released Sardar Udham starring Vicky Kaushal was one of the ... Read more »

Mamta Kulkarni's latest unrecognisable pictures go VIRAL on social media

© Provided by DNA Remember Mamta Kulkarni? The Bollywood superstar of the 1990s who left the film industry while she was at the peak of her career. Mamta’s decision to ... Read more »

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'openly challenged' by Manchester United star over picking Harry Maguire

Under-fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was “openly challenged” by a Manchester United star over picking unfit Harry Maguire, according to a report. The beleaguered Old Trafford boss is facing a fight ... Read more »

One of the largest coupon fraud schemes cost retailers $31 million and landed a couple in jail for 20 years combined

© Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/DigitalVision/Getty Images Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/DigitalVision/Getty Images Lori Ann Talens created thousands of counterfeit coupon designs to sell on private messaging apps. The Department of Justice ... Read more »

Rescued from extinction, bison rediscover Romania mountains

Hoof prints in the mud, tree bark nibbled away: even if the newest residents of Romania’s Carpathian mountain forest shy away from visitors, their traces are there for those who ... Read more »

Pauleen Luna Bares Fit Figure In Beach Trip With Family

Summer’s not yet over for Pauleen Luna-Sotto who went on a beach trip with her family to the beautiful island of Amanpulo. In a series of Instagram posts, Pauleen shared ... Read more »

Hofmann führt Columbus zum Sieg, auch Niederreiter trifft

© KEYSTONE/AP/Jay LaPrete Grégory Hofmann hat mit zwei Punkten entscheidenden Anteil am 4:1-Erfolg der Columbus Blue Jackets gegen die Dallas Stars. Nino Niederreiter erzielt für Carolina seinen zweiten Saisontreffer. Grégory ... Read more »

T20 World Cup: Is Hardik Pandya now fit ahead of India vs New Zealand clash?

© Provided by Zee News Dubai: In what comes as good news for Team India ahead of the next game against New Zealand in the ICC T20 World Cup, all-rounder ... Read more »

T20 World Cup: After historic high against India, Pakistan seek 'revenge' against New Zealand

© Provided by The Times of India “This is just the start. We have a long way to go. We mustn’t relax and take things easy after just one win. ... Read more »

Sara lifts curfew, 24-hr liquor ban

DAVAO CITY: After several months, the city government here has lifted the curfew and the 24-hour liquor ban, following a decrease in the number of active Covid-19 cases in the ... Read more »

Ex-South Korean President Roh Tae-woo dies at 88

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul hospital says former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo has died. He was 88. © Provided by Associated Press FILE – In this Dec. ... Read more »

Elon Musk slams Biden over his new billionaires' tax

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Elon Musk has slammed President Joe Biden’s plan to tax billionaires’ income to pay for his proposed spending bill as the Tesla CEO ... Read more »

(LEAD) Hyundai swings to profit in Q3 on base effect

(ATTN: RECASTS throughout with details; ADDS photo) SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. on Tuesday turned around in the third quarter from a year earlier due ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic