Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Apr 2012 23:26 UTC
Mac OS X We don't normally report on security issues, especially not when they occur on Mac OS X. So far, the security issues on the Mac can barely be labelled as such, and really don't deserve a lot of attention. Now, however, it would appear we're looking at the first successful widespread malware infection on Mac OS X. Not a bad track record for an eleven year old operating system, by the way.
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by marcp on Sun 8th Apr 2012 08:15 UTC
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As usual - people are drawing conclusions about everything from a single event.
This infection looks serious, but the truth is that Java is the one to be blamed [or Apple as a maintainer].
But - to be honest - Java was not written by Apple. It's not their faulty, bad code.
In other ways: you [I'm talking to you, young man] have no reasons to bash Apple in this case for its code.
All we know is that Apple acts like a moron releasing the patch so long aftern an actual disclosure, but they might have had a reason for that, which we - obviously - don't know.

So stay calm and drop your weapons. There's no real reason to get excited.

Might I also say Java problem corresponds to most platform containing Java ...

Now, I am no way an Apple or Microsoft "fan". I avoid walled gardens. I usually use GNU/Linux, *BSDs and other stuff.

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