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it could have been a honest mistake as they were connecting as a C&C even if they were err faking it
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I very much read the entire article. I don't believe it's a mistake at all... it's just like Apple to ignore warnings from a reputable anti-virus source and then straight up attack that reputable source and attempt to bury the truth.
Apple is of course going to try and minimize PR damage, but it's hardly like them to do what you said.
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Edited by Rotsae - 4/1/14 at 11:47pm
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Apple’s less-than-diplomatic handling of Dr. Web’s work wouldn’t be the first time it’s raised the hackles of the security research community. When well-known Apple researcher Charlie Miller created a proof-of-concept app demonstrating a flaw in Apple’s security restrictions, the company responded by revoking his developer’s license.
I think Apple owe someone else an apology. Considering how he has only contributed to the Apple community, never doing no harm.

They also owe their users an apology for contributing to the spread of this botnet...
 
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They also owe their users an apology for contributing to the spread of this botnet...

That won't happen. Apple fans don't need an apology anyway, Apple is perfect in their eyes regardless.
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They also owe their users an apology for contributing to the spread of this botnet...

That's funny. Sorry but I don't have the time to give a damn about getting an apology from Apple.

I don't remember MS ever calling to apologize when you get spyware, or viruses

At least Apple takes the initiative to fix the hole. MS just tells you to buy virus protection, and they're off the hook. rolleyes.gif

Lets face it, no matter what OS you use, it's the users responsibility to make sure their information is safe. Lots of shady people out there.
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That's funny. Sorry but I don't have the time to give a damn about getting an apology from Apple.
I don't remember MS ever calling to apologize when you get spyware, or viruses
At least Apple takes the initiative to fix the hole. MS just tells you to buy virus protection, and they're off the hook. rolleyes.gif
Lets face it, no matter what OS you use, it's the users responsibility to make sure their information is safe. Lots of shady people out there.

I tought i read somewhere that MS fixed the hole a few months before apple did, i believe somewhere last year thumb.gif

Other then that you're partially right about users being responsible for their information but company's like MS and Apple are to because a normal user can't know there is a hole somewhere in the OS so its the company's responsibility to fix it so no harm can be done to its users.
    
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I tought i read somewhere that MS fixed the hole a few months before apple did, i believe somewhere last year thumb.gif
Other then that you're partially right about users being responsible for their information but company's like MS and Apple are to because a normal user can't know there is a hole somewhere in the OS so its the company's responsibility to fix it so no harm can be done to its users.
It's not a hole in the OS, it's a hole in Java. It is Apple's responsibility in this instance though, as they handle updating Java for OS X themselves.
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That's funny. Sorry but I don't have the time to give a damn about getting an apology from Apple.
I don't remember MS ever calling to apologize when you get spyware, or viruses
At least Apple takes the initiative to fix the hole. MS just tells you to buy virus protection, and they're off the hook. rolleyes.gif
Lets face it, no matter what OS you use, it's the users responsibility to make sure their information is safe. Lots of shady people out there.

It's Apple's fault this botnet is as large as it is.

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Sharov, like others, criticizes Apple for its delay in issuing a patch for a security vulnerability in Java that the Flashback malware exploited to invisibly install itself on Macs when users visit infected web pages. The bug was patched by Oracle in February, but Apple didn’t fix the flaw until earlier this month.

And even then Apple's patch doesn't even cover all of their os versions. Apple releases the same updates that Oracle does for java but only months later...
 
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It's not a hole in the OS, it's a hole in Java. It is Apple's responsibility in this instance though, as they handle updating Java for OS X themselves.

Fair enough sorry bout that
    
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