When I got to my Macbook Pro this AM, I saw the “Security Update Installed. A new security update was installed on your Mac” message. I understand why Apple did this but, given how much crappy software Apple has released, I’m not happy about the company “reaching into” my computer and installing software without my permission or knowledge.
I have immeasurable respect for Jim Dalrymple and all he has to say, but frankly, this is simply bonkers. The NTP vulnerability is clearly a big deal. Regardless of any perception of “crappy software” – which from anywhere else I’d take exception to, but from The Loop I have to regard as, er, considered – if Apple perceive a threat as credible, then I’m sorry, just shut the flip up and take the medicine.
Thank you Apple. I appreciate your timely intervention.