Unacceptable Apple

Apple, and it customers have been trying to deal with there latest and greatest security threat, know as the Flashback malware.  Apple has finally released tool to identify and remove the malware from a system … for Lion users ONLY:

In its ongoing battle to clean up the Flashback malware mess, Apple has now released a standalone removal tool.

The downloadable utility is available exclusively for Mac owners running OS X Lion. It will not run on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or earlier versions.

A description and download link are available here. The accompanying security bulletin says “This update is recommended for all OS X Lion users without Java installed.”


It is bad enough that because Apple controls it update process so much so tightly that when 3rd party security updates are released that they are not pushed to users in a more timely fashion. But when a fix is made available it is ONLY available those running the very latest major release of OS X even when ALL releases of OS X that care Java are effected. Just me but I think that if you are going to spend money software security support should be available to at least the last 2 major releases. Just sayin’

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