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4724 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Sep 2021 at 8:32 PM (11 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-13 6:13:25 PM  
Yep, updated my iphone already and updating the Mac now.
 
2021-09-13 6:16:32 PM  
FARK THAT NOISE IM AN ANTI-PATCHER YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT'S IN IT AND IT WASN'T FULLY APPROV...................  +++ CARRIER LOST +++
 
2021-09-13 6:19:18 PM  
I'll do it after I stop scrolling Fark. Priorities you know.
 
2021-09-13 6:54:11 PM  

markie_farkie: FARK THAT NOISE IM AN ANTI-PATCHER YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT'S IN IT AND IT WASN'T FULLY APPROV...................  +++ CARRIER LOST +++


MY CPU MY CHOICE!
 
2021-09-13 6:59:19 PM  
On it like ignorance on a GOP platform
 
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2021-09-13 7:44:09 PM  
Did all of my stuff right away...
 
2021-09-13 8:36:46 PM  
Why would the Russians hack me?

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2021-09-13 8:37:09 PM  
Fake news apples don't get hacked
 
2021-09-13 8:38:36 PM  
This is Steve Jobs Hurricane Katrina.
 
2021-09-13 8:39:21 PM  
Jokes on Israel, my apple stuff is too damn old for even apple to bother updating.


/That sounds like a bone saw
 
2021-09-13 8:40:38 PM  
I see the added security of walling off each app (and thus making it a pain in the ass to use) is working well...
 
2021-09-13 8:40:48 PM  

markie_farkie: FARK THAT NOISE IM AN ANTI-PATCHER YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT'S IN IT AND IT WASN'T FULLY APPROV...................  +++ CARRIER LOST +++


This only tracks if you computer can infect other computers, even ones that have had the update.
 
2021-09-13 8:41:09 PM  
Dear idiots, you are a bunch of suckers using such an easily exploitable product.

Sincerely,
KC

sent from Outlook for Android
 
2021-09-13 8:42:16 PM  
For the most secure system in existence, one that is so secure monopolizing the app development and distribution is mandatory they sure have a lot of critical system vulnerabilitys
 
2021-09-13 8:42:31 PM  
Is the update available on 3.5" disc for my IIGS?
 
2021-09-13 8:42:55 PM  

ColonelCathcart: Why would the Russians hack me?

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Israelis, not Russians.

Though I don't know why either would want to hack you.
 
2021-09-13 8:45:28 PM  

SMB2811: ColonelCathcart: Why would the Russians hack me?

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Israelis, not Russians.

Though I don't know why either would want to hack you.


Back doors are not pro-Semitic.

Actually, they don't discriminate at all. That's the reason why smart people push back against idiot politicians trying to insert them.

Back doors. Heh.

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/I said what what, in the back door
 
2021-09-13 8:52:59 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Is the update available on 3.5" disc for my IIGS?


You're supposed to key it in yourself, pansy.
 
2021-09-13 8:55:37 PM  
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2021-09-13 8:56:50 PM  
What a confusing article for such an important issue:

To ensure your devices receive the update, check that you're using iOS 14.8

That makes it sound like you need be on 14.8 to then get the security fix, when in fact 14.8 IS the fix.
 
2021-09-13 8:59:27 PM  
Click here, it'll take care of everything.

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2021-09-13 9:02:14 PM  
No one writes malware for Apple, too few users!

~Y2K
 
2021-09-13 9:06:20 PM  

Langston: Yep, updated my iphone already and updating the Mac now.


Did it for the iPhone as soon as I got a news alert about it when I got home. Thanks for making me realize it also applies to Mac laptops.

/And I'll probably need to get the two work iPads as soon as I get back there tomorrow.
//Fortunately there's nothing on them worth hacking.
 
2021-09-13 9:06:24 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Is the update available on 3.5" disc for my IIGS?


The only Apple I've ever had was a IIe, when I was so young most of the time on that computer was playing Reader Rabbit.
 
2021-09-13 9:08:31 PM  
A handful of people are vulnerable to NSO spyware - anti-government activists, journalists, as it's a personally targeted attack that isn't cheap to deploy.

Still a good idea to update, although NSO group is thought to have a whole bunch of zero-day attacks lined up ready for use.
 
2021-09-13 9:08:35 PM  
Secure? Nah, apples are always vulnerable to worms.
 
2021-09-13 9:10:22 PM  
My iPhone shut itself down 2 evenings ago. It won't reset and the Genius Bar says it can't be saved.  On the plus side, it's currently unhackable.
 
2021-09-13 9:12:25 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Dear idiots, you are a bunch of suckers using such an easily exploitable product.

Sincerely,
KC

sent from Outlook for Android


You're SOOOOOOOOOO edgy.
 
2021-09-13 9:13:22 PM  
5 minutes to download, now "preparing update" for like 20 minutes.  I ain't got time for this shiat.
 
2021-09-13 9:18:15 PM  
*YAAAWWWWNNNN*
 
2021-09-13 9:19:30 PM  
Omg I thought this was something serious. It's basically a cold.  I'm not quarantining my phone for 2 weeks.
 
2021-09-13 9:20:14 PM  
I was told by many people in the early 2000's that Apple products don't have any viruses/exploits/etc and are much easier to use.

Has that changed?
 
2021-09-13 9:20:26 PM  
I just shattered my iPhone in ivermectin. Study it out suckers
 
2021-09-13 9:20:56 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: I just shattered my iPhone in ivermectin. Study it out suckers


Slathered...screw out I give up works for the day. So. Many. Typos.
 
2021-09-13 9:21:02 PM  

fzumrk: 5 minutes to download, now "preparing update" for like 20 minutes.  I ain't got time for this shiat.


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2021-09-13 9:21:18 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Representative of the unwashed masses: I just shattered my iPhone in ivermectin. Study it out suckers

Slathered...screw out I give up works for the day. So. Many. Typos.


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Words
 
2021-09-13 9:22:54 PM  
Any luddites or Walmart black Friday shoppers still running 9.3.6 because their shiat's too old are okay. Or at least, Apple affirmatively claims that there are no published CVEs for your version.
 
2021-09-13 9:23:43 PM  
Done. Thanks, subster!
 
2021-09-13 9:25:47 PM  
Does my iPod need updating?  It's the only thing Apple ever made that was worth a damn.

I still have 3 of them and use them all the time.
 
2021-09-13 9:27:51 PM  
If they want 1000 pictures of my cats they only need to ask.
 
2021-09-13 9:28:28 PM  

akya: I was told by many people in the early 2000's that Apple products don't have any viruses/exploits/etc and are much easier to use.

Has that changed?


Back in the early 2000s, nobody used Apple products, so they weren't targets.

Now they are, so the cracks are being found. This particular one requires nothing more than the government texting you a GIF, and you're owned. It was being hoarded by an Israeli company and sold to the Saudis to spy on activists.  The company in question has claimed in leaked documents to have literally thousands of zero days like this in their back pocket, doling them out to the highest bidders.
 
2021-09-13 9:31:04 PM  
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2021-09-13 9:34:12 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: I just shattered my iPhone in ivermectin. Study it out suckers


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2021-09-13 9:34:33 PM  
updated!

can i go back to surfing for porn now?
 
2021-09-13 9:37:04 PM  

Lord Bear: Does my iPod need updating?  It's the only thing Apple ever made that was worth a damn.

I still have 3 of them and use them all the time.


They will never match the warmth and grain of Winamp.

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2021-09-13 9:39:39 PM  
YOU DON'T NEED THE PATCH THAT'S JUST WHAT BIG COMPUTER WANTS YOU TO DO ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS SET YOUR DESKTOP SCREEN TO BE A PICTURE OF HORSE MY FRIEND DID THIS AND HE NEVER GOT NO VIRUSES. DO WE EVEN KNOW WHAT'S IN THE PATCH? WHAT ABOUT LONG-TERM EFFECTS?
 
2021-09-13 9:39:43 PM  
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Yep, they did.
 
2021-09-13 9:39:49 PM  
And take pleasure in the fact that you can get security updates for Apple devices more than 6 months old...
 
2021-09-13 9:39:49 PM  

markie_farkie: FARK THAT NOISE IM AN ANTI-PATCHER YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT'S IN IT AND IT WASN'T FULLY APPROV...................  +++ CARRIER LOST +++


Found the republican..... /s
 
2021-09-13 9:39:55 PM  
Fark you, I'm not upgrading. If I do that I can't use dosbox any more as 32 bit support gets entirely dropped. You can take my 90s/early 2000s games from my cold, hacked hands.

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