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(Gizmodo)   Once again, update your apple products ASAP because exploitable code has been found. Not a repeat from November, August, May or February 2020. It Just Works indeed   (gizmodo.com) divider line
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478 clicks; posted to STEM » on 27 Jan 2021 at 11:19 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-01-27 10:45:57 AM  
And to any smug Linux users who might be tempted to mock Apple for this one, sudo STFU.
 
2021-01-27 10:55:24 AM  
We don't have any real details yet,

But let's go ahead and panic a bit anyway, shall we?
 
2021-01-27 11:33:36 AM  

edmo: We don't have any real details yet,

But let's go ahead and panic a bit anyway, shall we?


And yet...


Kernel
Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)
Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
Description: A race condition was addressed with improved locking.
CVE-2021-1782: an anonymous researcher
WebKit
Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)
Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions.
CVE-2021-1871: an anonymous researcher
CVE-2021-1870: an anonymous researcher
 
2021-01-27 11:47:01 AM  

Ivo Shandor: And to any smug Linux users who might be tempted to mock Apple for this one, sudo STFU.



history has shown that, overall, Linux bugs are found and fixed sooner than having to rely on X company's coders to find and fix bugs.   its a simple math of numbers.

given enough eyeballs............

every OS has bugs/security holes.  just a matter of how fast/easy it is to find/fix them.

i'd rather wait on the community than some tight/secretive as a nun's asshole company to find/fix bugs/security holes.
 
2021-01-27 11:47:17 AM  

lifeslammer: edmo: We don't have any real details yet,

But let's go ahead and panic a bit anyway, shall we?

And yet...


Kernel
Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)
Impact: A malicious application may be able to elevate privileges. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
Description: A race condition was addressed with improved locking.
CVE-2021-1782: an anonymous researcher
WebKit
Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)
Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions.
CVE-2021-1871: an anonymous researcher
CVE-2021-1870: an anonymous researcher


Those are pretty serious.
 
2021-01-27 11:53:35 AM  
It's serious this time because they think this exploit may actually have been used in the real world. Most of the "terrible, horrible, switch to Android immediately" bugs that we hear about have never been seen outside a laboratory.

I like to throw some facts into the thread when paid shills and brainwashed douchebags post headlines like this.
 
2021-01-27 11:58:01 AM  

bingethinker: It's serious this time because they think this exploit may actually have been used in the real world. Most of the "terrible, horrible, switch to Android immediately" bugs that we hear about have never been seen outside a laboratory.

I like to throw some facts into the thread when paid shills and brainwashed douchebags post headlines like this.


So basically what you are telling us is the quality of code went downhill so fast over the last year that they cant fix things before they get exploited anymore


Thats nice
 
2021-01-27 12:07:37 PM  

lifeslammer: bingethinker: It's serious this time because they think this exploit may actually have been used in the real world. Most of the "terrible, horrible, switch to Android immediately" bugs that we hear about have never been seen outside a laboratory.

I like to throw some facts into the thread when paid shills and brainwashed douchebags post headlines like this.

So basically what you are telling us is the quality of code went downhill so fast over the last year that they cant fix things before they get exploited anymore


Thats nice


I think he is more of an Apple fanboy, than I am a Microsoft fanboy.

/Written on Edge
//On a Pixel 3a xl
///Bing is superior from 'image' searches.
 
2021-01-27 12:23:40 PM  

American-Irish eyes: lifeslammer: bingethinker: It's serious this time because they think this exploit may actually have been used in the real world. Most of the "terrible, horrible, switch to Android immediately" bugs that we hear about have never been seen outside a laboratory.

I like to throw some facts into the thread when paid shills and brainwashed douchebags post headlines like this.

So basically what you are telling us is the quality of code went downhill so fast over the last year that they cant fix things before they get exploited anymore


Thats nice

I think he is more of an Apple fanboy, than I am a Microsoft fanboy.

/Written on Edge
//On a Pixel 3a xl
///Bing is superior from 'image' searches.


It seems like Bing is not doing my image searches as well as it used to.

Something has changed a bit in their algorithm.
 
2021-01-27 12:30:00 PM  
I'm fondly remembering all the times Apple users mocked Windows users for security. Not that Windows users have room to talk mind you but it's nice to know Apple has caught up with Windows in the security department. I'll be over here on my Linux box which has it's own security issues laughing away.
 
2021-01-27 12:41:18 PM  
At least they're still updating their devices.
 
2021-01-27 12:51:03 PM  

Linux_Yes: Ivo Shandor: And to any smug Linux users who might be tempted to mock Apple for this one, sudo STFU.


history has shown that, overall, Linux bugs are found and fixed sooner than having to rely on X company's coders to find and fix bugs.   its a simple math of numbers.

given enough eyeballs............

every OS has bugs/security holes.  just a matter of how fast/easy it is to find/fix them.

i'd rather wait on the community than some tight/secretive as a nun's asshole company to find/fix bugs/security holes.


You need a lot more eyeballs. That sudo bug was introduced in 2011.
 
2021-01-27 1:10:20 PM  
You're patching it wrong.
 
2021-01-27 2:46:24 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Linux_Yes: Ivo Shandor: And to any smug Linux users who might be tempted to mock Apple for this one, sudo STFU.


history has shown that, overall, Linux bugs are found and fixed sooner than having to rely on X company's coders to find and fix bugs.   its a simple math of numbers.

given enough eyeballs............

every OS has bugs/security holes.  just a matter of how fast/easy it is to find/fix them.

i'd rather wait on the community than some tight/secretive as a nun's asshole company to find/fix bugs/security holes.

You need a lot more eyeballs. That sudo bug was introduced in 2011.


add up the number of long term bugs windows and apple has had that were found years, sometimes decades later, sherlock.
 
2021-01-27 2:49:07 PM  

American-Irish eyes: lifeslammer: bingethinker: It's serious this time because they think this exploit may actually have been used in the real world. Most of the "terrible, horrible, switch to Android immediately" bugs that we hear about have never been seen outside a laboratory.

I like to throw some facts into the thread when paid shills and brainwashed douchebags post headlines like this.

So basically what you are telling us is the quality of code went downhill so fast over the last year that they cant fix things before they get exploited anymore


Thats nice

I think he is more of an Apple fanboy, than I am a Microsoft fanboy.

/Written on Edge
//On a Pixel 3a xl
///Bing is superior from 'image' searches.


you mean Porn??
 
2021-01-27 3:09:41 PM  

bingethinker: I like to throw some facts into the thread when paid shills and brainwashed douchebags post headlines like this.


It cracks me up every time you call someone a shill.  It honestly makes my day, so thanks.
 
2021-01-27 3:31:20 PM  
ItWorks!?  Doterra about what Rodan & Fields are saying Amway?  They Arbonne entitled to have Younique opinions, you know.
 
2021-01-27 8:46:33 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: American-Irish eyes: lifeslammer: bingethinker: It's serious this time because they think this exploit may actually have been used in the real world. Most of the "terrible, horrible, switch to Android immediately" bugs that we hear about have never been seen outside a laboratory.

I like to throw some facts into the thread when paid shills and brainwashed douchebags post headlines like this.

So basically what you are telling us is the quality of code went downhill so fast over the last year that they cant fix things before they get exploited anymore


Thats nice

I think he is more of an Apple fanboy, than I am a Microsoft fanboy.

/Written on Edge
//On a Pixel 3a xl
///Bing is superior from 'image' searches.

It seems like Bing is not doing my image searches as well as it used to.

Something has changed a bit in their algorithm.


Thanks Biden!
 
2021-01-27 10:17:53 PM  
Throw out quality control and increase the code base size while adding damn few features and what happens?  More bugs.
 
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