Has Apple Lost Its Security Shine?

With the latest large sets of security patches and an alleged wireless driver vulnerability, Mac OS X no longer seems invincible. Our expert delves into the real threats in the Apple world and outlines simple steps you can take to protect yourself.

First, there was Apple´s massive May security update, which patched more than 40 vulnerabilities in Mac OS X and QuickTime. Then the company patched 26 more vulnerabilities in August. Almost simultaneously, security researchers took advantage of a wireless driver vulnerability to hack into a MacBook at this year´s Black Hat conference.

What´s going on here? Is the shine off Mac OS X? Is a raft of Windows-level security issues on the way for the secure-OS darling?Read Full Story

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