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NEWS December 17, 2018 SVMUG

posted Dec 17, 2018, 5:21 PM by Lynda Gousha


December 17, 2018 SVMUG

Apple Support Video - How to Identify & Avoid Phishing


SuperMicro Review Shows No Malicious Chips

Zero Day Flash Exploit - Out of Band Patch 

Apple’s ‘Experimental’ Safari adds USB Security Key Support

Marriott Hotel’s Starwood Group Suffers Enormous Breach

Australia Passes Law to Thwart Strong Encryption

Australia’s ‘anti-encryption’ Bill Generates Blowback

AirDrop Assaults ‘On the Rise’ - Change Settings

DriveSavers Announces Data Recovery from iPhones (?)


General News:

Apple Releases watchOS5.1.2 with ECG Feature

‘Gizmo’ Tracks UV Skin Exposure - Reports to iOS App

Costco Now Selling Macs - Some with Discounts

Amazon Alexa Now Supports Apple Music

Reminder - $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Ends 12/31/18

Apple Offers ‘Extra Credit’ for iPhone Trade-ins Toward New Phones

Apple Removes Hundreds of Apps from China App Store

Apple has 3 Ads on Adweek’s 25 Best Ads of 2018

Apple Building $1 Billion - Campus in Austin TX

Wet iPhone Works, Helps Save Lives

Pegatron May Move iPhone Production Out of China

Foxconn Considers iPhone Plant in Vietnam



AAPL Stock Down on Trade War, etc.



Apple & Qualcomm Battle on in China



iOS 12.1.1

AND iOS 12.1.2 - Released today

macOS Mojave 12.14.2

tvOS 12.1.1

Shortcuts 2.1.2

HomePod 12.1.1

Swift Playgrounds 2.2

Final Cut Pro X 10.4.4

Compressor 4.4.2

Motion 5.4.2



Apple May Be Working on Sleep Monitor


Lynda Gousha 12/17/18