Will Apple Patch Lion Password Vulnerability?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ixodes, May 6, 2012.

  1. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Just came across this unsettling article:

    http://is.gd/CRmVNn

    If factual, one wonders who's in charge of security at Apple?

    Hello Apple? Anybody home?


    Your thoughts?
     
  2. throAU macrumors 601

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    Nah, they'll never patch it.





    Seriously, what do you think?
     
  3. ixodes thread starter macrumors 601

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    I have mixed thoughts. On one hand I'd like to think they would have patched this already.

    On the other hand when a company like Apple has such a long track record of silence and a somewhat casual approach to certain issues, it makes one wonder what they're thinking.

    One cornerstone of a highly respected company is speed of implementation.

    Failing to demonstrate a sense of urgency, deflates their image.
     
  4. ezramoore, May 6, 2012
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    I've never got the impression that Apple neglected to push a software patch in order to save face. They frequently (or as frequently as necessary) send out security updates.

    I doubt Apple needs neither your help maintaining their image, nor your half-baked analysis.
     
  5. ixodes thread starter macrumors 601

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    Of even greater interest is how long this thread has been up, with next to no responses.

    That fact reflects the overall lack of concern about security, in the Apple community.

    A demonstration of the freedom from scrutiny & healthy scepticism when it comes to Apple.

    Some might say it's a double standard. Apple gets a pass on security within the Apple community vs others who don't.

    It's good to be Apple these days :)
     
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  7. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    I heard this week.
     

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