Apple has had a lot of good days in its 32-year history. More good days than most companies on this planet.
But today, at least from a security perspective, was a bad day.
First we learned that the Cupertino, Calif. giant decided to patch
a Safari-for-Windows download vulnerability - even after it remained steadfast in its belief that the issue was not a security concern.
If Apple decides to return our phone calls, we'll ask them why they changed their minds.
I won't hold my breath.
Later today, we caught wind of a major vulnerability that allows malicious programs to execute code
as the root, or most powerful, user. It didn't take long for an in-the-wild trojan to arise.
Then, this afternoon, Intego - a Mac security company (yes, believe it or not, those exist) - warned
of another trojan, this one disguises itself as a poker application.
Of course, none of this should come as surprising news. As we reported
earlier this year, most end-users believe Mac OS X attacks are going to become more common.
But - as an interesting economic study
by our friend Adam O'Donnell of Cloudmark points out - that won't happen until the cyberthieves can figure out a way to make a lot money doing it.
Wait, my phone is ringing.
Never mind, it's my mom.