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Apple urges security upgrade to iPhones, iPads
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 27, 2021 04:57PM
[www.startribune.com]

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple is urging iPhone and iPad users to update their devices to fix security flaws that might have been "actively exploited" by hackers.

Apple made the software upgrades available Tuesday, adding a rare note suggesting it was a serious threat.

The company credited anonymous researchers for pointing out the vulnerability but provided little details about the nature of the threat.

The company said one of the vulnerabilities affects the "kernel," the nerve center of Apple's operating system, iOS. Two others affect WebKit, the web browser engine used by Safari and other apps.

The upgrade is for several generations of devices, starting with the iPhone 6.



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Re: Apple urges security upgrade to iPhones, iPads
Posted by: steve...
Date: January 27, 2021 05:26PM
Thanks for the reminder!

UYF! Update, you fools!





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Re: Apple urges security upgrade to iPhones, iPads
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 27, 2021 07:15PM
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Speedy
The upgrade is for several generations of devices, starting with the iPhone 6.

Probably means iPhone 6s, the iPhone 6 doesn't run iOS 14.
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Re: Apple urges security upgrade to iPhones, iPads
Posted by: p8712
Date: January 27, 2021 07:53PM
No updates coming up on my iPad
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Re: Apple urges security upgrade to iPhones, iPads
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 27, 2021 09:29PM
....you guys have.....urges too......



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Re: Apple urges security upgrade to iPhones, iPads
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 28, 2021 03:37AM
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steve...
Thanks for the reminder!

UYF! Update, you fools!

I missed it, thus my repost.



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Re: Apple urges security upgrade to iPhones, iPads
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: January 28, 2021 07:28AM
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NewtonMP2100
....you guys have.....urges too......

Yeah, but this won't fix those!!!!



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Re: Apple urges security upgrade to iPhones, iPads
Posted by: PeterW
Date: January 28, 2021 09:44AM
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WHiiP
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NewtonMP2100
....you guys have.....urges too......

Yeah, but this won't fix those!!!!

When those urges get fixed, the species is done for.
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Re: Apple urges security upgrade to iPhones, iPads
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 28, 2021 11:26AM
I'm not finding anything that says what versions of iOS are vulnerable. Obviously 14.3 is, and likely all 14.x versions, but what about iOS 13 and earlier? There was no update to iOS 12 released at the same time, even though they had released an iOS 12.5.1 update two weeks earlier, which I think added COVID tracking support for phones that can't run newer iOS versions.

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