Time to Patch, Apple

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Date: Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006, 08:54
Category: Software

Washington Post tech writer Brian Krebs examines how long it has taken Apple to correct serious flaws.

Here’s what I found: Over the past two years, after being notified about serious security flaws in its products, it took Apple about 91 days on average to issue patches to correct those vulnerabilities. I also found that almost without exception, open-source Linux vendors were months ahead of Apple in fixing the same flaws.

Contributed by: Walt Atwood


Washington Post tech writer Brian Krebs examines how long it has taken Apple to correct serious flaws.

Here’s what I found: Over the past two years, after being notified about serious security flaws in its products, it took Apple about 91 days on average to issue patches to correct those vulnerabilities. I also found that almost without exception, open-source Linux vendors were months ahead of Apple in fixing the same flaws.

Contributed by: Walt Atwood

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