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Enterprises advised to exercise care in using Apple products

posted onFebruary 27, 2014
by l33tdawg

While Apple's recent security flub could have happened to any vendor, enterprises should take note of the computer maker's shortcomings in fixing a flaw that heightened the risk of using Apple products.

On Tuesday, Apple released the last fix for a code error that broke the company's implementation of the SSL protocol used to secure communications over the Internet. Apple released a patch for iOS devices over the weekend and the more recent fix for Mac OS X.

Experts agree that the snafu, which involved repeating the code "goto fail" in two lines in a row, should have been caught while testing the two operating systems before their release. However, mistakes happen constantly in coding, which is why patch releases are regular events for Microsoft products, Adobe's Flash and Oracle' Java.

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