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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 25-Feb-14 18:55:57
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iOS / OS X Security Flaw


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Anyone got any suggestion as to what iPad 1 owners do about this security flaw? I'm sure that OS X will be updated in due course (best not to use it for secure stuff until then), but Apple gave up on the iPad 1 ages ago.
Standard User billford
(elder) Tue 25-Feb-14 19:16:53
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Re: iOS / OS X Security Flaw


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In reply to a post by AEP:
I'm sure that OS X will be updated in due course (best not to use it for secure stuff until then)
Can't help with the iPad, but 10.9.2 is in the App Store, along with Safari 6.1.2.


eta- More info:

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/02/25/os-x-update-10-9-2-no...

Bill
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Edited by billford (Tue 25-Feb-14 19:33:03)

Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 25-Feb-14 19:53:12
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Re: iOS / OS X Security Flaw


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I don't think it matters - the bug originated in 6.0 and (correct me if I'm wrong) the original iPad doesn't have support for that.

Apple's long standing policy is 3-generations-and-you-are-legacy (the only exception being OS9 support, which lasted until 10.5, although you can make a reasonable argument that before 10.3 it was a glorified public beta).

If you've a mind to look, the conspiracy theories around the bug have been quite amusing in an "ZOMG THERE' ALL OUT TO GET ME!!!! kind of way.


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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 25-Feb-14 20:04:27
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That's good news. Unfortunately it doesn't help with the iPad.
Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 25-Feb-14 20:12:52
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Apple's long standing policy is 3-generations-and-you-are-legacy
And people complain about support for XP being withdrawn!

Does the 3 generations go back to Lion (2011) or Snow Leopard (2009)?
Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 25-Feb-14 20:21:59
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I think Snow Leopard is out of support now (some Lion features were pushed to it, but only really as a way to build moment for the App Store). Not sure about Lion.

Standard User Brookzy
(member) Tue 25-Feb-14 20:31:51
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Let's remember that OS X Mavericks is compatible with all Macs made since 2006* and is surprisingly resource-efficient.

AND it's free!

*2GB RAM minimum

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Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 25-Feb-14 21:38:41
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It seems the upside is available for 10.7.

Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 25-Feb-14 22:00:43
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Not much consolation for those of us with 2005 Mac Minis, though. frown
Standard User Brookzy
(member) Tue 25-Feb-14 22:02:38
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True. But that's a pretty ancient machine!

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