Dear Apple, Fix Your Shit

Kristin Paget:

Come the hell on, Apple. You just dropped an ugly 0day on us and then went home for the weekend – goto fail indeed.

I’m sure it’s more difficult to push out a patch than simply deleting the duplicate line of code, recompiling, and building an installer, but there are millions of Macs out there which are vulnerable to one of the most severe security problems in recent memory. Apple can’t be approaching this lightly, but that’s what it feels like. It’s been three full days since the bug was disclosed and a patch was made available for iOS. Why they couldn’t patch OS X at the same time is a mystery, but it’s a painful and stupid one.