I have two words for Apple - "*** you"
If users on my network have QuickTime installed (which, unfortunately, is required by some law courts that use Quicktime for recording official proceedings) then I CANNOT let them update QuickTime at their own behest.
Why? Because Apple insists on trying to shove iTunes down our throats every time we try to update QuickTime, and I cannot depend on my extremely busy staff to pause long enough to read what is on the screen and untick iTunes.
And now, it gets worse. Apple is now trying to shove Safari down our throats.. you know, Safari... the Web browser that doesn't even have a phishing filter for chrissakes.
Even worse, Apple is offering Safari as an "update" on Windows systems that DO NOT HAVE SAFARI INTALLED... just like they try to shove iTunes down our throats, pretending that iTunes is an "update", even if the software has never been installed on the target computer in the first place.
Look at the text in the screenshot... It says "Select the items you want to *update*, then click Install."
Guess what buddy boy .... SAFARI IS NOT INSTALLED ON THIS COMPUTER... HOW THE *** CAN YOU *UPDATE* SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT EXIST?????
Here's my proposal... Internet Explorer for the MAC was abandoned years ago. Let's resurrect IE for the MAC, and let's give them version 8... and let's offer it to all MAC users as an "update" even if the MAC user does not want Internet Explorer, has never used Internet Explorer and does not have Internet Explorer installed.
I am sick to death of Apple-o-philes saying that any behaviour or tactic is ok, as long as it is Apple doing it.
I am sick of Windows/Microsoft being blamed for every exploit on the Windows platform no matter what the vector is, while Apple releases a 300MB+ security update which is ok because "it's not Apple that is the problem, it is the third party vendor".
Ok, so let's get this straight.... an exploit that affects a non-Microsoft product is Microsoft's fault simply because it runs on a Windows system, but an exploit that affects a non-Apple product is *not* Apple's fault, even if it runs on a MAC, because it is not an Apple product.
Excuse me while I go and throw up in the corner.