“Here we go again. Security experts warn that there is a hole in one of Apple’s products, Apple says there isn’t a problem, and a month later it releases a fix for it. A journalist (me) writes a story pointing this out and is faced with email abuse from the Apple faithful,” Kieren McCarthy writes for Techworld.
McCarthy writes, “Exactly the same thing has happened several times in the past and it’s not just me saying it, it’s anyone that points out the startlingly obvious: that OS X, Safari, MacBooks, whatever, do not exist within some holy forcefield of invulnerability – they are just electronic products.”
“Anyone who covers Apple’s security problems is very quickly faced with the same frustrating pattern. A hole is discovered and then Apple either refuses to discuss the issue or it says it is ‘looking into the issue’ and refuses to say anything else until it has properly reviewed it. The company then produces a fix in its own time and releases it along with a whole bunch of other patches, providing the bare minimum of information in the hope no one notices,” McCarthy writes.
McCarthy writes, “At no point does it inform its users that there is a problem, and it goes out of its way to underplay the extent of the hole in the advisories when the fix is finally produced.”
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Randy” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Take: These Microsoft apologists that fruitlessly attempt to equate Apple Mac security with Windows insecurity would have an easier time equating a grain of sand with a continent. What does McCarthy want instead, for Apple to thoroughly detail any issue for malware writers before there is a fix available? You can criticize Apple all you want, but the end result of their methods defies criticism: protected Mac users surf the Internet with impunity.
Regardless of platform, do not download, install and run applications from untrusted sources.
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