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Are older operating sytems safe?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: September 14, 2021 07:05PM
Yesterday, I updated my M1 Mini, my iPhone, and my iPad to the latest and greatest due to the spyware thingy.

I have a 2015 MBP running Sierra. Should I be worried?
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Re: Are older operating sytems safe?
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 14, 2021 07:19PM
Nope.

And the spyware thingy was overblown, per usual.





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Re: Are older operating sytems safe?
Posted by: p8712
Date: September 14, 2021 07:26PM
Probably a jailbreak that they wanted to patch quickly.
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Re: Are older operating sytems safe?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 14, 2021 08:28PM
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p8712
Probably a jailbreak that they wanted to patch quickly.

It was Pegasus, backdoor iOS spyware peddled by an Israeli group to various governments worldwide.
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Re: Are older operating sytems safe?
Posted by: Forrest
Date: September 14, 2021 11:30PM
Looks like Apple only releases updates for the last 3 OS versions Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur [support].Apple
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Re: Are older operating sytems safe?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: September 15, 2021 09:19AM
Except for one machine, I have Sierra and High Sierra on almost every system. I keep Firefox up to date.



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Re: Are older operating sytems safe?
Posted by: ArtP
Date: September 15, 2021 11:32AM
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Forrest
Looks like Apple only releases updates for the last 3 OS versions Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur [support].Apple

Yep, I went looking to see if there was a patch. My day to day iMac is still on High Sierra.

I was wondering if it hits the Mac OS as well as iOS through iMessages
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Re: Are older operating sytems safe?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 15, 2021 02:19PM
......in all those 'on the run' movies/tv shows.......the old tech allows them to be 'untrackable'.......



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Re: Are older operating sytems safe?
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 15, 2021 04:53PM
'security by obscurity!'
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