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#59450 09/14/21 11:28 AM
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I don't know if this is the correct forum (mods, please move it if necessary) for this post, but be sure to install any updates. Apple Issues Emergency Security Updates to Close a Spyware Flaw. I updated to 11.6 yesterday with no problems. My iMac is the only Apple device that I have, but those who have others need to update as well.


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Re: urgent security update
jchuzi #59451 09/14/21 11:51 AM
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Hmmm... I don't see a Catalina update, but a new Safari update that updates 14.1.2 to 14.1.2 (no typo) has just turned up.

Got me beat!

More: As I was going through the Safari update process, a security update turned up.

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artie505 #59452 09/14/21 12:33 PM
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Catalina Security Update 2021-005.

Safari updated from Version 14.1.2 (15611.3.10.1.5, 15611) to Version 14.1.2 (15611.3.10.1.7, 15611)


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jchuzi #59453 09/14/21 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by jchuzi
I forwarded the link and your recommendation to my daughter, who is a Registered Nurse faced daily with the nonsensical commentary about Covid from anti-vaxxers. She wrote back: "Oh come on, don’t worry about spyware. We all know the real threat is the microchips in vaccines. LOL"


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ryck #59454 09/14/21 06:27 PM
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I'm not afraid of those microchips because I always wear a hat made of aluminum foil when I use the computer. grin


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jchuzi #59455 09/14/21 08:30 PM
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Anybody know how the microchips are linked to specific individuals rather than to - at best - the 10 people who were vaxxed from a particular vial?


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ryck #59456 09/14/21 08:43 PM
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What I'm enjoying is watching a certain clique/class of bozos purposely selecting themselves (and acolytes) out of the gene pool and lessening their drain on global assets.

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grelber #59457 09/14/21 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by grelber
What I'm enjoying is watching a certain clique/class of bozos purposely selecting themselves (and acolytes) out of the gene pool and lessening their drain on global assets.
One of the funnier aspects of that is how the Faux News commentators all know that they're lying and have been vaxxed, while the local commentators are all dying because they believe the lies.


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grelber #59461 09/15/21 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by grelber
What I'm enjoying is watching a certain clique/class of bozos purposely selecting themselves (and acolytes) out of the gene pool...
Unfortunately, these knuckle-dragging Troglodytes don't check out immediately. They go into hospitals where they occupy beds needed by people with issues that were not self-inflicted (like cancer). Ironically, in Canada where the knuckle-draggers are protesting en masse outside hospitals, they are are cared for by the same healthcare workers who they previously harassed and spat on. IMHO, the authorities should consider a thought my daughter had: Bring in the army and shoot the protesters with vaccine darts.

Back to Jon's thread topic.......

Do we have any real way of knowing whether our Apple device has been infected by Pegasus (or a version of it)? If so, what do we do?

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ryck #59462 09/15/21 05:12 PM
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The iMazing app for the Mac has a feature that will test iDevices for the spyware. Also see this article for details.

It is not necessary to purchase iMazing to run this test.


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ryck #59463 09/15/21 05:54 PM
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RE "Unfortunately, these knuckle-dragging Troglodytes don't check out immediately. They go into hospitals where they occupy beds needed by people with issues that were not self-inflicted (like cancer). Ironically, in Canada where the knuckle-draggers are protesting en masse outside hospitals, they are are cared for by the same healthcare workers who they previously harassed and spat on."

It's time to re-institute internment camps. At the very least put the anti-vaxxers who contract COVID-19 out in fields (rather than in ER or ICU wards). Give them water, cots, blankets and tarps.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) announced this morning that there is a sharp increase in the numbers of COVID-19 infections with various combinations of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus, especially in Saskatoon and Regina.
The Delta variants now seem to be capable of infecting and causing serious disease even in those vaccinated against same.
In light of the above SHA has persuaded the Government of Saskatchewan to establish internment camps for all recalcitrants.
Collection and resettlement of the aforementioned individuals are to begin as soon as the physical plants are deemed operational. The government will attempt to keep families together.

So, affected individuals, forewarned is forearmed. Get your pet sitters and property managers on-line for the foreseeable future.

[Doncha just wish ?!]

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Ira L #59465 09/15/21 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Ira L
The iMazing app for the Mac has a feature that will test iDevices for the spyware. Also see this article for details.

It is not necessary to purchase iMazing to run this test.
I'm confused!

I see
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Version:
2.14.2
Release Date:
Aug 9, 2021
Size:
233.2 MB
Compatibility:
macOS 10.10 or higher
Supports:
iPhone, iPad & iPod
on the iMazing website, which says that Macs are both supported and unsupported.

Also, the release date precedes the April 14th date on which the news broke.


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artie505 #59466 09/16/21 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by artie505
Originally Posted by Ira L
The iMazing app for the Mac has a feature that will test iDevices for the spyware. Also see this article for details.

It is not necessary to purchase iMazing to run this test.
I'm confused!

I see
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Version:
2.14.2
Release Date:
Aug 9, 2021
Size:
233.2 MB
Compatibility:
macOS 10.10 or higher
Supports:
iPhone, iPad & iPod
on the iMazing website, which says that Macs are both supported and unsupported.

Also, the release date precedes the April 14th date on which the news broke.

I don't know what to tell you except their own web site says download version 2.14 and they provide detailed instructions here. Doesn't cost anything to try.


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Ira L #59467 09/16/21 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Ira L
I don't know what to tell you except their own web site says download version 2.14 and they provide detailed instructions here. Doesn't cost anything to try.
Here's the answer...
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Here's how to detect Pegasus and other spyware using iMazing's spyware detection tool:

Launch iMazing on your Mac or PC and connect your iPhone or iPad via USB.
It works only for iDevices, but it's got to be run from your Mac, hence the macOS requirement, but I'm still not clear on the conflicting dates.


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