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September 2021 iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, macOS, and Safari security update brings spyware fix

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On September 13, 2021, Apple rolled out September 2021 security update for iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, macOS Big Sur, Catalina, and Safari browser and brings a major spyware fix. These update has important improvements for the Apple software products and could prevent major software breach among Apple ecosystem.

Except for their software version, all of these products are receiving the same security improvements, especially – iOS, iPadOS. So, let’s dive into it and learn more about what Apple has fixed in the September 2021 iOS update.

Let’s talk first about iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8 update:

First security improvement is applied to CoreGraphics. As previously, a customized PDF could inject harmful code into the software’s internal program. Leading to arbitrary code execution. This issue is now been resolved by Apple by improving the input validation of such files.

It has CVE-2021-30860 code, which is reported to be spyware, it’s also known as “zero-day or zero click”. Citizen lab examined the phone of a Saudi activist and determined that they had been hacked with NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware. During the course of the analysis, the research firm obtained an iTunes backup of the device.

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By moving forward, On Monday, September 13, Apple confirmed Citizenlab’s findings of including a zero-day exploit against iOS and macOS. Apple designated the FORCEDENTRY to exploit CVE-2021-30860, and describe it as “processing a maliciously crafted PDF may lead to arbitrary code execution.”

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For devices:

The CVE-2021-30860 fix update was primarily released for iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation).

Webkit Security Fix:

Next comes the WebKit fix, this flaw can allow any online content to push harmful content on your Apple device. This will also lead to arbitrary code execution, which now has been fixed with September 2021 security update by improving the memory management in devices.

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For devices:

This issue has CEE code CVE-2021-30858 and this improvement has been addressed for iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)

How to update your iPhone or iPad product:

If a message says that an update is available, tap Install to update now. Or you can tap Later and choose Install Tonight or Remind Me Later. If you tap Install Tonight, just plug your device into power at night. Your device will update automatically overnight.

You can also follow these steps:

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  • Plug your device into power and connect to the internet with Wi-Fi.
  • Go to Settings > General, then tap Software Update.

Tap Install Now. If you see Download and Install instead, tap it to download the update, enter your passcode, then tap Install Now.

macOS Big Sur, Catalina, watchOS and Safari:

Apple is rolling September 2021 software update for macOS Big Sur 11.6 and macOS Catalina with the same security improvements as iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8. Furthermore, the watchOS 7.6.2 update carries similar security fixes as well as the Safari browser with version 14.1.2. However, the safari versions may vary on different macOS.

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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Here are all of the Huawei logo and their stories

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Huawei has been the star performer of China, it’s known as the revolutionize various fields of technology, especially in Telecommunication. Aside from its work in tech, Huawei is also known for its logo, which is known widely among consumers and industry partners.

However, the current logo wasn’t the only logo that Huawei had since the start. According to the information, the Chinese tech company has started its journey in the industry with another logo after the start.

The logo has its own story, so let’s get into it.

The current version of the Huawei brand logo was adopted in 2018, and before that, the logo has been changed two times.

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First:

Huawei was founded in 1987, and the company has been devoted to Chinese countryman enthusiasm. Therefore, the founding members along with Ren want to name the company depending on the devotion to people.

Huawei first logo

Based on this, the first logo was designed and brought forth. The initial design has 15 red lights and it means “Rising sun and the sunrise in the east”. Later, the logo was being compared with the logo of Shell petroleum.

The first logo also has the label “Huawei Technologies”, written in black letters.

Second:

In 2006, the management decided to carry a major change in the logo and changed 15 red lights into 8 plums with round petals, to form the shape of a chrysanthemum, which is a flowering plant native to East Asia.

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In the second version of the logo, the company removed “Technologies” from the brand label and kept only “HUAWEI” to be precise, and adopted a more western look.

The new petal look has its own meaning, according to Huawei, it means we always insist on starting everything from customer needs, insisting on people-oriented, and treating our diversified employees as the core asset of the company.”

Why changed 15 red lights to 8 petals?

Although there are is no official confirmation available on this matter but there are some following roundups available online:

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  1. When Huawei first started its business, it had 15 founding employees. Later, some people left one after another, and in 2006 there were only 8 left, that is, 15 changed to 8.
  2. Huawei is a communications manufacturer and cannot do without a “twisted pair.” The commonly used “twisted pair” has 8 cores, which correspond exactly to 8 petals.
  3. Huawei worked 15 hours a day at the beginning of its business, but it was shortened to 8 hours later, which means 15 changes to 8. (This is obviously a bit of a joke.)
  4. After turning into 8 petals, it is more like Ren Zhengfei’s “Fei”.

Third:

In 2018, Huawei unveiled the third-gen logo, which is simple and plain excluding style from font and gradient from the petals.

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Xiaomi and Huawei invested in a battery supplier company

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According to some Chinese media sources, Xiaomi and Huawei are strategically planning to invest in Weilan, a battery supplier from Weilai, China. This supplier of semi-solid batteries has a project of value at 5 billion yuan and the total investment will account for around 500 million yuan, which is a huge amount.

Back in August, Huawei, Xiaomi, and another Chinese company have signed an agreement to invest in Weilan battery supplier and Xiaomi has now entered the delivery stage.

On January 7, Weilan launched a 150-degree semi-solid battery pack. The information shows that Weilan is focusing on the development and production of hybrid solid-liquid electrolyte lithium-ion batteries and all-solid-state lithium batteries.

Xiaomi and Huawei

It is the only industrialization platform for solid-state battery technology in the Clean Energy Laboratory of the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Beijing. This facility has 3 production bases in Fangshan, Beijing, Liyang, Jiangsu, and Huzhou, Zhejiang.

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By March 2021, Xiaomi Group announced to build a car and planning to spend around 10 billion USD to enter this business field. This Chinese tech maker has also confirmed that it’ll launch a new car in the first half of 2024, which is not far away but it would be interesting to see what kind of technology it would bring.

On the other hand, Huawei has already helped industry partners in the Auto business to build new cars with its whole car smart solutions and announced that it will not manufacture any car whatsoever.

(via – Sina Finance)

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[Update: Reply] Telegram goes down, followed by glitches

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November 25, 2021: Original Story

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In the past month, big tech maker has been under shortage of power that led them to issues such as downtime for big social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp. Now, there is another platform that has been added to this queue as Telegram goes down.

Today, I’ve faced an issue with my Telegram on PC, and on Mobile as I wasn’t able to send or receive messages for minutes. When I quit the app to resolve, the app has removed all of my login credentials and I had to log back them again.

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Although, the problem has been partially resolved but the glitches are still there because there are random shutdowns and delays in sending messages that keep occurring continuously since the entire scenario happened lately this day.

Currently, Telegram has not issued any statement on this matter but we’ll keep you posted.

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