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  • Seagate & Lacie wireless storage products contain multiple vulnerabilities (kb.cert.org)
    (Sept. 1st article and title revised (again) Sept. 8th to add Lacie)
    Notes "Seagate has released firmware to address these issues... Customers may download the firmware from Seagate's website". (They later revised the Seagate link that went to Firmware Updates for Seagate Products to the Seagate Download Finder that requires a serial number of the drive.

    The (revised) Cert page also lists the LaCie FUEL drive as affected, so I checked LaCie support downloads for an update for the FUEL drive. Found a Sept. 2nd, 2015 dated LaCie Fuel firmware page with v3.4.1.112, but as of Sept. 8th, the page says "This firmware update is the original system firmware for the LaCie Fuel device". (A later version than listed for Seagate in Cert note, but only "original system firmware" for Fuel? Or is page note incorrect?)

    (BTW: Lacie links automatically converted to https/SSL and on 9/8/2015 my install of Firefox alerted the connection was not trusted due to "an invalid security certificate... The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown.")

  • Chrome 45.0.2454.85 (includes 29 security fixes) (google blog)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    August 31st, 2015 News Archive
  • MacBook Pro Expresscard Problems and Tips Revisited
  • Apple and Cisco Partner to Deliver Fast Lane for iOS Enterprise Users
  • Apple hires augmented reality engineer from Microsoft HoloLens team
  • 3 signs Apple has entered the Twilight Zone of virtual reality
  • Unreal Engine 4.9 Released
  • Review of Google's OnHub WiFi router
  • Warning to users of Belkin N600 DB Dual Band N+ router

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