As Always ....
Apple would again like to thank it's loyal followers for beta testing another one of their products .....
Apple has patched a dozen security flaws in Watch, including FREAK and two allowing arbitrary code execution. The updates cover Oracle hacker Marc Schoenefeld's arbitrary code execution which triggers (CVE-2015-1093) when the Apple Watch processes a maliciously crafted font file. It also squashes hacker Loki@ART's bug that …
> my thought as I updated was that it was shameful how long it took them, considering the things have just been shipped.
I suppose owning a Watch allows users to experience time differently, but to my unsophisticated mind 'the patch took too long' and 'the things have just been shipped' are mutually exclusive.
>> I suppose owning a Watch allows users to experience time differently, but to my unsophisticated mind 'the patch took too long' and 'the things have just been shipped' are mutually exclusive.
Fair point, and I did get my watch on release day, but no, these vulns should have been fixed before the thing landed on my doorstep, or at the least have been installed after I unboxed it.
@big_D Yes, that's understandable. What I don't think I can deal with is the way that Apple does bug triage. They seem to deal with security issues in exactly the same way they deal with any other bug (i.e., painfully slowly, unless it's bad for the public image, in which case very quickly) and that's not cool IMO. I suppose this is just another symptom of that.
Apple would again like to thank it's loyal followers for beta testing another one of their products
Hmm. Time for a template, I think.
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Glad I got a real smart watch for £90. Takes a Sim card and has Android 4.4.2. It may have vulnerabilities but no more than stock KitKat. Has camera, bluetooth, GPS, motion sensor, voice input / output so it will actually TELL you the time without a tethered phone. Of course all the Android health apps etc. can be downloaded from Play Store. It is a Zgpax S8 and it works!
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