Consumer Reports Piles on Apple Security Criticism

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Adding to recent criticism charging Apple with inadequate attention to security concerns, Consumer Reports takes the company to task for the lack of phishing protection in Safari. Among seven common online blunders that can “ruin your computer or invite identity theft,” thinking your Mac shields you from all risks comes in at #5, according to the report.

Citing a State of the Net survey that says Mac users fall prey to phishing scams at about the same rate as Windows users, CR recommends Mac users ditch Safari for Firefox or Opera until Apple builds phishing protection into its flagship browser.

4 responses to “Consumer Reports Piles on Apple Security Criticism”

  1. firesign says:

    i, for one, am glad that c.r. and other publications are getting after apple for this kind of thing. maybe it’ll finally force them to address these issues. my default browser for everything (except the iphone, obviously) is firefox.

  2. Dezlboy says:

    Check headline spelling…..