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Avoid Safari until they fix this

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Safari 15 bug can leak your recent browsing activity and personal identifiers

The bug could expose your Google User ID to other sites

A bug in Safari 15 can leak your browsing activity, and can also reveal some of the personal information attached to your Google account, according to findings from FingerprintJS, a browser fingerprinting and fraud detection service (via 9to5Mac). The vulnerability stems from an issue with Apple’s implementation of IndexedDB, an application programming interface (API) that stores data on your browser.

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This can be a serious problem, although it can be somewhat mitigated by using better browsing habits such as clearing Safari's History (in Safari's menu: History>Clear History..., then select "all history"), espeically after visiting any Google pages such as GMail.

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Actually this affects any browser that uses WebKit. fiddlesticks tech needs to slow down and fix all the horse human waste they have been releasing.

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avkills wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:56 pm

Actually this affects any browser that uses WebKit. fiddlesticks tech needs to slow down and fix all the horse human waste they have been releasing.

Yup, but this is everything. I have been complaining about most of the CAD tools I use for years because they focus on adding new features instead of fixing the bugs in the old ones.

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Updates available for iOS and macOS monterrey

https://gizmodo.com/ios-15-3-update-iph ... 1848427560

As usual, I'll wait about a week before updating.

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I updated my iPhone while working on my MBP and the iOS 15.3 updater did not take very long to download. The updater DID take a while to process, but it all took less than an hour.

I haven't checked my MBP yet. I started its download of the Monterey updater before I went to bed last night.

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My MBP was at the point of requiring a reboot to continue the updater to be installed. That can take a while.

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Got the iOS 15.3 update

Before, I had always used iTunes to get updates, because I thought: manually backup first, then click update, easy, right? but I always had problems, and it took a couple tries to get the update done.

This time, I did the backup first with iTunes, BUT started the update process from the iPhone. Got it on the first try, no problem. And I didn't check the file size, but I think it all went faster than previous updates. Also, no issues with my internet or any power outage. I guess I got lucky this time.

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