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#1 of 14 Sam Posten

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Posted February 22 2014 - 07:18 PM

Big bug:
http://www.engadget....ple-ssl-update/

On the culprit:
http://daringfirebal.../02/apple_prism

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Posted February 23 2014 - 05:16 AM

I like that Apple is patching iOS 6 too. I just updated both of our iPhone 3GS' which we use as iPods. Things like that are why Apple is first in class and Samsung/Google are not.
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Posted February 23 2014 - 05:31 PM

I like that Apple is patching iOS 6 too. I just updated both of our iPhone 3GS' which we use as iPods. Things like that are why Apple is first in class and Samsung/Google are not.

Ironically, my Samsung phone told me today it updated its security policy.



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Posted February 24 2014 - 06:27 AM

On it's own? How old a phone?

Anyway, True.... True:
http://xkcd.com/292/

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Posted February 24 2014 - 07:32 AM

On it's own?
 

 

Yes.  Imagine that.

 

How old a phone?

S4



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Posted February 24 2014 - 12:59 PM

You're a braver user than I am. No way in hell are my OSes updating without my prior consent. I'm ok with App updates on their own but no way on any system. Windows, Unix, OSX, Mobile or Desktop. No freaking way. I've got my consoles set to pre-download patches but they don't update in the background which is allowed today. No thanks.

Anyway, S4 is current model until April 11th. Kinda 'duh' if those aren't updated. iOS 6 covers launched 4+ years ago. That's the point, above.

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Posted February 24 2014 - 02:04 PM

 iOS 6 covers launched 4+ years ago. That's the point, above.

 

Actually, I was responding to the implication that Samsung/Google would never bother to apply security updates.  The article you pointed to says there's also a flaw in IOS 7 that was addressed (ie the current one).  So you're saying you don't want this patch?



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Posted February 24 2014 - 05:45 PM

Of course I do, but I patch on MY terms, not random download/install times.

His post is about how far back Google / Samsumg will update devices. Which is pretty valid IMO. Whats the latest update a first or secong gen S gets? What about other vendors. See the difference that's being referenced?

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Posted February 24 2014 - 07:44 PM

Of course I do, but I patch on MY terms, not random download/install times.

 

 

I'm sure you and many other people found it a very difficult decision whether or not to maintain a security flaw. 



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Posted February 25 2014 - 08:31 AM

Robert, I never meant to imply Samsung/Google wouldn't patch their current software. As Sam pointed out, I was alluding to Apple patching a security flaw in a last gen OS. In my experience, I don't see that much in the mobile world.

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Posted February 25 2014 - 09:11 AM

I'm sure you and many other people found it a very difficult decision whether or not to maintain a security flaw.


Of course not, but I choose to patch after I ensure I have my latest files backed up to both the cloud and locally and that I am not in the middle of something important. If you choose to bypass that, like I said you are braver than me.
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Posted February 25 2014 - 09:12 AM

Also new interesting method of hacking around the sandboxing restrictions:
http://arstechnica.c...esearchers-say/

This is why we can't have nice things! Expect this to be patched quickly too.

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Posted May 27 2014 - 07:45 AM

This sounds bad too:

http://www.theage.co...0527-zrpbj.html


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Posted May 28 2014 - 05:24 AM

If you use the same password for multiple services you shouldnt be surprised when you get hacked, duh.

http://www.zdnet.com...ple-7000029914/


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