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19 August 2022

Strong recommendation: Update to Safari 15.6.1 on macOS Catalina and Big Sur

After I advised you yesterday to install the latest versions of macOS, iOS and iPadOS on compatible devices, today the Safari browser is on the agenda. The app has to run under […]
18 August 2022

Strong recommendation to install macOS 12.5.1 and iOS / iPadOS 15.6.1

Apple has released updates to the macOS 12.5.1, iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 operating systems for compatible Mac, iPhone, iPod and iPad models. Timely installation is recommended for all users, as all three system updates have two security gaps […]
25 July 2022

What is Riskware?

Riskware is not malicious software per se, but mostly normal software (e.g. application software / app) that fulfills a specific function desired by the user. However, there is a risk that the main [...]
15 June 2022

Unrepairable M1 Chip Vulnerability: Really That Dangerous?

Tech Crunch, among others, recently reported that researchers at MIT have discovered a security hole in the M1 chip family. It should be remarkable because it occurs in the hardware and therefore does not come with a software patch […]
30 June 2021

Warning: WD My Book Live hard drives are hacked and erased over the Internet

The hard drive manufacturer Western Digital requests all users of the external storage media "WD My Book Live" and "WD My Book Live Duo" to immediately disconnect these NAS devices from the Internet. It should only be used if [...]
4 May 2021
macOS 11.3.1 security update

macOS 11.3.1 security update for macOS Big Sur closes two critical security holes

Apple just seems to be throwing around with updates. A good week after the macOS 11.3 update, the next macOS Big Sur update arrived. This time it is [...]
1 February 2021
macOS 11.2 Big Sur Update

macOS Big Sur 11.2 update - installation highly recommended

Apple recently provided mobile devices with the latest software version with the iOS update to 14.4. After the update, as far as I know, there were no reports of a deterioration in the battery life or [...]
25 September 2020
macOS Catalina 10.15.7 update

macOS 10.15.7 - what does the last Catalina update bring before Big Sur?

Last night Apple threw an update for your Mac into the ring, which mainly focuses on bug fixes. At the same time, an update for iOS (version 14.0.1) is available, which also [...]
29 April 2020

Apple Mail on iPhone and iPad: vulnerability or not?

Apple's own mail app for iOS on the iPhone and iPadOS on the iPad was last due to security gaps in the media. The app problems are hyped up. It is true that the Federal Office for Security in [...]
14 May 2019

WhatsApp security - it's best to install the update immediately!

Anyone who uses the Messenger WhatsApp belonging to Facebook should look for the latest update in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store as soon as possible. And of course install this too. It is a serious [...]