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."