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OS X Security Upgrades

Apple Drops Snow Leopard Security Updates, Doesn't Tell Anyone 241

Posted by timothy
from the they'll-figure-it-out-soon-enough dept.
Freshly Exhumed writes "As Apple issued an update for Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion yesterday, Snow Leopard users have not seen a security update since September, 2013. This would not be noteworthy if Apple, like a host of other major software vendors, would clearly spell out its OS support policies and warn users of such changes, but they have not. Thus, the approximately 20% of Mac users still running Snow Leopard now find themselves in a very vulnerable state without the latest security updates."
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Apple Drops Snow Leopard Security Updates, Doesn't Tell Anyone

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  • OSS to the rescue! (Score:4, Interesting)

    by EzInKy (115248) on Thursday February 27, 2014 @10:39AM (#46357629)

    Surely someone has written open source equivelents to Snow Leopard's software by now. Even if no one did, there is no logical reason for software to become EOL'd. You either fix problems for the life of the hardware, or you provide the information for your customers to fix those problems themselves. That should be law, btw.

  • by stiggs (744750) on Thursday February 27, 2014 @03:20PM (#46361607)
    There is no "very vulnerable" state for 10.6.8 users, and the recent SSL vulnerability only affected 10.9 among Mac users. The central contention of the original post is false.

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