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#1641: LastPass breached, Live Text aids recipe input, fix for failed MobileDeviceUpdater installs

Welcome to 2023! Our first issue of the year focuses on the serious security breach suffered by password management service LastPass, explaining what happened and how users should react. Adam Engst passes on a TidBITS reader’s surprising fix for installation failures that can afflict MobileDeviceUpdater, the software that lets Macs talk to USB-connected iPhones and iPads. He also shares a tip for using Live Text in iOS to scan printed cookbook and magazine recipes into the Paprika recipe management app. Notable Mac app releases this week include Affinity Designer, Photo, and Publisher 2.0.3, SuperDuper 3.7.2, Airfoil 5.11.4, Audio Hijack 4.0.7, Piezo 1.7.12, SoundSource 5.5.7, Quicken 6.11.1, BusyCal 2022.4.7, Pixelmator Pro 3.2.3, Default Folder X 5.7.3, Zoom 5.13, Mimestream 0.40.2, Alfred 5.0.6, and Lunar 5.9.1.

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LastPass Shares Details of Security Breach

Password management service LastPass announced that attackers stole unencrypted customer account data and encrypted usernames and passwords. This is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad thing for LastPass, though LastPass users shouldn’t be at significant risk—as long as they heeded the company’s advice and have strong master passwords.


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Quicken 6.11.1

Brings improvements to bill payments, tax reports, investments, and accounts in the financial management app. ($35.99/51.99/77.99 annual subscription, free update, macOS 10.13+)

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Zoom 5.13

Brings a wide range of improvements and bug fixes to meetings, webinars, team chats, and more. (Free, 87.5 MB, macOS 10.10+)

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Alfred 5.0.6

Unveils early access to the Alfred Gallery platform, featuring a range of downloadable workflows from the Alfred community. (£34 new, 6.4 MB, macOS 10.14+)

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Lunar 5.9.1

Adds support for macOS Shortcuts and automatic sub-zero dimming in the display brightness control utility. ($23 new, free update, 21.6 MB, macOS 11+)