A couple of days ago, Ed Bott posted an article on ZDNet entitled What Microsoft can teach Apple about security response. This is in response to how Microsoft deals with security vulnerabilities and applies updates, vs how Apple does it (did it) with the Flashback malware. Some highlights:
You may be an “I hate Microsoft” type but there’s no denying that this is a good process and absolutely benefits consumers and IT pros alike.
Contrast with Apple:
The contrast is striking. Of course, Apple is still trying to maintain its polish and image as a system that is resistant to malware (and many users will happily endorse that fact). Still, we live in a world where malware writers don’t care what OS you are using; if they can break into it, and it’s popular, that’s what they will do.
You may be an “I hate Microsoft” type, but Microsoft definitely gets the edge year by a wide margin. Their processes are far more mature than Apple’s.
This article learnt at least one useful thing : how to determine the release date of the monthly critical updates for Windows ( 2nd Tuesday of each month , i was always thinking that the release was occuring the 15th of each month ).So , thanks.
About the number of security updates by Microsoft compared to Apple, you have omitted 2 "bad" reasons :the main professional softwares are written for Windows and with only 15% of the computers , Apple is not interesting for hackers or viruses creators.
A last word : excellent article