Apple makes its case for security

Monday, 14 June 2004, 12:52 PM EST

Apple is a famously secretive company. Its hush-hush culture makes it impossible for employees to talk about their work, even with spouses or family members.

This may help keep new products a surprise, but it has a downside: In the past few weeks widely publicized security holes in OS X were discussed everywhere and by everyone, except Apple.

For several weeks, many users felt they were being kept in the dark. And when Apple finally issued a fix -- two actually, a couple of weeks apart -- users complained they had no idea of what was being fixed or how. Descriptions of the updates were scant, bordering on meaningless.

By Leander Kahney at Wired.

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