As a Microsoft Doomsayer, I'm not immune from jumping on this article to predict the future of how new zero day's will result in the mass pwning of Grandma's computers everywhere. That being said, I'm not blind to the fact that Apple is gaining an increased market share and that as time goes on, they will become an increasingly targeted platform as the profitability (be it in information or money) increases. Microsoft does have what appears to be a more responsive patch process than Apple. Apple is very slow at responding to reported exploits (albeit, Microsoft has been known to half-ass patch and to sit on patches as well). In any case, my biggest issue with this report is I'm curious how much community involvement Microsoft had with the development of this new protocol. In the past, they just create crap in-house without the involvement of industry partners (sometimes even closing them out of those conversations). The problem with this is there is less industry oversight on potential weaknesses and less input on modifications that can strengthen the underlying protocol. Protocols in particular are not something that needs to be developed by a small team of engineers without support of the industry as a whole, less you get protocols like SMTP (who's author is on record of apologizing profusely for not building in security). So, as a Microsoft doomsayer, I shall sit back and wait with my "I told you so" in my back pocket. In the meantime, IE/Edge/whatever the hell they want to call it can stay off my computer thank you very much.
Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock.