July 31, 2008

Microsoft Points the Finger at the Apple OS X Insecure Update Mechanism

Microsoft Security Software Engineer, was quick to point the finger at what he referred to as insecure third party software updaters, offering a "well deserved" fail open goat award to a variety of product makers including Sun and Apple. Michael Howard, a Senior Security Program Manager in the Security Engineering group

at Microsoft, pointed out that Hensing was right in indicating the superiority of Microsoft's own updating infrastructure and solutions over those of its rivals when it comes to a malcode distribution toolkit available in the wild targeting insecure online updating processes.

Link: news.softpedia.com


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