A Touch of Irony in Apple’s Security Flaw

Computer Magazine, February, 2014

Computer Magazine, February, 2014

By now, everyone has heard about the major security flaw in both iOs and OS X. (As always, ArsTechnica has a very good explanation.) We updated our iPads yesterday.  I’m the only one running OS X 10.9.1 (mavericks) and am now paying the price for being an early adopter.  (As of yesterday, there was no work about whether the problem exists in earlier versions of OS X.)  There is a touch of irony in Apple’s security flaw.

I belong to the IEEE.  As such I receive their monthly magazine, Computer. The February, 2014 cover is shown to the left.  Timely, huh? Software testing indeed. 

My lovely wife pointed out that Apple fired their director of software development last month.  Perhaps this is one reason why.

About Tony Lima

Tony Lima has been working with technology, economic modeling, forecasting, and market research for 40 years. His background makes him uniquely qualified to navigate this varied landscape. Begin with his education: B.S. in chemical engineering from M.I.T. , M.B.A. from Harvard, Ph.D. in economics from Stanford. His day job was professor of economics at California State University, East Bay. He retired in 2016 to devote his time to consulting and writing. But he has found time to: write (eight books and over 100 articles ranging from wine economics to detailed analyses of meta-language code generators) consult with companies ranging from Microsoft to CEDEX keep his expertise up-to-date, constantly reading and sorting through the avalanche of information available daily maintain three blogs: Wine Research, Wine Economics, and Economic Policy Local policy analysis: Los Altos Politico.com

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