Mac Patching

Macworld recently published an article discussing a study done by Black Hat that Microsoft appears to be better at patching vulnerabilities that Apple! This underscores my long held opinion that Macs are no more secure than Windows they are just less targeted due to their comparative prevalence. This also demonstrates the fact that Mac’s also need to be protected and secured. I have seen far to many Mac’s roaming about with no Anti-Virus installed and not employing security best practices, their owners saying that “Macs don’t need that stuff”. Hopefully Apple will improve their security posture and embrace the security community so that it can patch vulnerabilities in a timelier manner. Those active in the Apple community should demand this as Apple claims that it is far more secure than Microsoft. I think it is time that Apple put its money where it’s mouth is.

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