Posted by Greg Mills
Lion is due to ship any day now. The Mac computer’s integration with the internet is becoming more and more intertwined with Lion. Security updates, as we know them, are about to become a memory. Lion automatically will push security updates in the background.
Security code elements used to be packaged together, where one update might contain a number of fixes or bits of security for a number of problems. Now, with that process automatic, there won’t be any reason for Apple to wait until there were enough patches to make an update worth releasing.
Security issues are in a constant state of flux and now, just a quickly as Apple’s security team has developed a patch for a certain exploit or fixed a bug in a program, they can push it to us behind the scenes. Clever and helpful features are common in the Mac world. This is just one more reason to buy Lion.