I found a graphic on Apple’s website that needed fixing:
Here’s the long version:
Apple’s been astonishingly successful with its Mac hardware in recent years. The dark side of that success is the attention they’ve begun to attract from online criminals.
Apple and its customers got a hint of what was in store with last year’s Mac Defender outbreak. This year, a much larger and more disturbing outbreak has infected more than 600,000 Macs with a piece of malware called Flashback.The entire Flashback episode has in fact exposed Apple’s security weak spots.
A lot of what Apple is learning about security today will show up in future editions of OS X and iOS, as the company presumably gets smarter about writing code. But what about the 60 or 70 million current Mac owners?
They have a right to expect much more of a security response from Apple than they’re getting now. As an Apple customer myself, I believe Apple deserves four key criticisms of its current approach to security.
Pretty tough dilemma for Apple, actually. In order to deal with current security threats, they have to communicate about them with customers. But a key piece of the Mac image is that this just doesn’t happen to them.
So far, protecting the Apple brand has won out over protecting Apple’s customers.