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Security Bits – 15 December 2019

Note: This is the first of two episodes both recorded on the 15th of December 2019, but released over two weeks.

🧯Security Medium Preview 1 — VPNs Not All Hacked

We’ll dig into the details in the second part of this two-parter, but for now, I just want to set everyone’s mind at ease — there’s very little there there in the recent high-profile reports that a security flaw has been found in all VPNs on all OSes.

Security researchers did find something interesting, but there is basically nothing for regular users to worry about.

🧯Security Medium Preview 2 — Suspected Data Location Leaking Bug in iOS 13 on iPhones 11 not Real

Again, we’ll dig into the details in the second part, but for now, I just want to reassure people that the speculation that there was a privacy-leaking bug in how iOS 13 running on iPhones 11 handled location data has proven to be incorrect.

The bottom line is that there is no bug, nothing nefarious afoot, and no danger to user privacy.

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