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Is security an emerging enterprise issue for Apple systems?

Question asked by Eric Hibbard Employee on Jan 12, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 30, 2018 by Mejarkon Saj

It has definitely been the case that Apple has been spared much of the security drama around vulnerable operating systems. The OS X operating system (choose your flavor) has been ignored by many of the less sophisticated attackers, but it would be fool-hardy to assume that OS X has not been attacked. Many security professionals have developed preferences for Mac systems, and as such, has drawn the attention of attackers who want to understand the countermeasures of various organizations.

 

With this little bit of a teaser, I found the recent article that suggests that "82% of enterprise Mac users not getting security patches" to be a source of concern. In particular, the statement that "...Apple appears to have stopped releasing security updates for OS X 10.6.8, 10.7.5 and 10.8.5." should be explored if you are still running one of these versions of OS X.

 

What do you think?

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