» The ‘open door’ analogies just write themselves

The Verge’s Tim Carmody lays Apple’s security problem bare and no one but Apple is responsible for the “open door” analogies:

There’s nothing sexy about securing these systems. None of them contribute directly to Apple’s bottom line. And when it came to securing a business netting it an estimated $2 billion each year, Apple locked the screen door and left the front door open, without asking anyone else to check that the house was safe.

The amount of stuff that’s connected to your Apple ID is amazing and I’m surprised that a major intrusion hasn’t happened already. Apple’s made a lot of progress in securing OS X, but it still fumbles these issues badly.

(On an unrelated note, I’m baffled by the number of over-used security-related stock photos The Verge uses in this piece. It truthfully makes it harder to read, provides absolutely nothing and actually detracts from the seriousness of the story because I’ve seen the same damn stock photos on a dozen other security stories of late.)