Anti-malware group scolds Apple over Safari 'carpet bomb'
May 22, 2008
An anti-malware organization has called on Apple to beef up its Safari Web browser to protect users from exploits that could let attackers download malicious code to a Mac or Windows user's desktop.
Stopbadware.org, a group founded by Google, Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group, and Sun Microsystems, on Monday asked Apple to reconsider its refusal to address the flaw as a security problem.
"StopBadware.org believes that users should have control over software being downloaded to their computers, and we encourage Apple to reconsider its stance and treat this as the security issue that it is," Stopbadware.org said in an appeal posted to its Web site.
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