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Wired: Apple talks security after criticism

updated 06:55 am EDT, Mon June 14, 2004

Apple talks more security

Apple representatives said the company was " that the company didn't communicate in detail about security updates," admitting that descriptions of patches downloaded automatically tended to be "simplistic," according to Wired News: "According to Bereskin, Apple has issued 44 security updates since Mac OS X was introduced in March 2001, and 3 percent of those were classified critical -- a vulnerability that can be exploited remotely. The Help Viewer and Disk vulnerabilities are examples. By comparison, Microsoft issued 78 security updates in the same period, and 65 percent were critical, Bereskin noted."




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  1. beeble

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    And almost all of Apple'

    were related to it's open source underpinnings rather than software Apple actually created. Comparing Apple and MS in terms of security is like comparing Ft Knox with the local 7 11.

  1. MacOS

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Bad Apple

    BAD Apple. Shame on you for making software that doesn't suck.

  1. Buran

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    "minor enhancements"

    The security updates aren't the only updates to suffer from this. What are the "minor enhancements" in iTunes 4.6? I don't mind reading stuff like "Fixed skipping for some users by optimizing obscure-program-function" or similar. But "minor enhancements" tells me nothing about what should work better or what should be working properly even if it was just a subset of users experiencing the problems. Yes, we were told it supports AirPort Express, which is nice, but the other half of that description just leaves you in the dark.

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