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iOS 14.8 Patches Nasty Security Flaw

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Sep 13, 2021, 3:54 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome
updated Sep 13, 2021, 3:55 PM

Apple today released a set of urgent security updates for iOS, watchOS, macOS, and Safari for Mac. The updates fix a previously-unknown zero-day security flaw that enabled "arbitrary code execution" when viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file, which could be transmitted by visiting a web page and/or receiving an iMessage. All versions of iOS prior to today's 14.8 update are vulnerable. The Citizen Lab, which found the issue and reported it to Apple, claims the exploit is already in use in the wild. It was used to silently install NSO Group's Pegasus spyware on the iPhone of a Saudi activist. All users of Apple devices should install the updates immediately.

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gloopey1

Sep 13, 2021, 9:51 PM
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Say it Ain't So!

You mean to tell me that big companies get hacked and their data compromised? Oh wait, _______ issue was far worse because blah, blah, blah...

The truth is that ANYTHING data based can be hacked eventually by someone. All three national wireless carriers, app makers, computer manufacturers, cellphone companies, etc. have ALL experienced significant data breaches and fallen to hackers.

To all the haters out there, STOP using yet another data breach to peddle your "Brand X sucks, and here's proof" crapola that nobody else wants to hear.
I think it's very dangerous to just wave this sort of thing away.

Everyone should take reasonable steps to protect their devices and data. That's true of both corporations and individuals. Some corporate data breaches are preventable, if the IT de...
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