Apple patches late. Very late.
TheRegister runs a story
about Apple's latest security update, and that it patches a vulnerabililty that was known for almost 8 months. Yes, that's more than 200 days, in which attackers had the possibility to attack Mac OS X systems. The main problem is that Mac OS X contains much open source code. Well, that's also an advantage, of course, if handled correctly. Anyone can basically patch flaws in open source software. But if Apple takes months rather than weeks or days to fix vulnerabilities, that certainly doesn't make for a good feeling of security.
Currently, we still can feel safe. Because the platform just doesn't get the attention Windows systems are getting. But Apple probably should re-think their strategy here. Rather sooner than later, I hope, Apple will start to work on this front, too. Better safe than sorry.