On the 26th March 2019, I’ll be talking about digital signatures at MacADUK in London. This is a fairly technical topic, and we’ll be going right down to a binary level with some of the underlying technologies. For those of you coming to the session, below you’ll find the commands used during the demos,..
This is a summary of the Apple T2 chip shipping in lots of the new Mac models. It affects the boot process, disk encryption, TouchID and other areas, and is the main reason “imaging is dead”, so is an important topic. There are some great write-ups on the T2 chip, like here: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/02/imac-pro-review-not-a-consumer-machine-but-not-quite-perfect-for-pros-either/3/ and of..
Apple CodeSigning vulnerability A new vulnerability has been announced in the tech news this week that can fool security software into thinking malicious software is digitally signed by Apple (i.e. “Apple approved”), marking it as safe. This isn’t an Apple vulnerability, and the macOS is no more or less vulnerable than it was before. The..
Hi all, and welcome to yet-another, “I figured out something for a client and thought I should share” blog. In this post I’ll go over how I configured Apple Classroom on iPads that are shared, but aren’t ‘Shared-iPads’, using Meraki Systems Manager. Setting the Scene Right, before I get into the how, a bit more..
A client recently asked us set a few default Google Chrome settings for new Mac users. After a bit of testing, we found that it is actually pretty easy managing Google Chrome on macOS with a config profile. In this blog I’ll share where to get the list of available settings, and how to use..
Update, 2018.03.30: Added link to YouTube Video Hi All, I had the pleasure of delivering my first speaker session at MacAD UK 2018 today (all being well, this post should go up just as I start). Thanks for those that watched, attended and (hopefully) got some ideas! “Shields up, Captain?” The challenges of bringing modern..
Hi all. I recently had the pleasure of deploying Autodesk Maya 2018 with Jamf Pro for a college in London. We were only there for the day and it was a bit of a late request, so I took it away as a task to work on. As a UK Jamf Support company providing Jamf..
Hi there. I hope you’ve had a good holiday and New Year’s celebration! For this blog, I thought I’d do something a little different, and go over 10 Security tips for the average user. For many technical people, the festive season is the perfect time for family and friends to quiz them on technology related..
Hi all, and welcome to another “I wrote something handy and thought I should share” blog. In this post I’ll go over two scripts I’ve written to check for and install all available updates to the XProtect and MRT security tools, included in macOS. Some Background In the MacAdmins ‘JamfNation’ Slack Channel, someone asked about..
It’s hard to get away from the fact that Apple are pushing people away from traditional macOS imaging. A lot of deployment workflows rely on creating an image file and cloning it to a target computers hard drive. The image file can contain an operating system, applications and settings, in a consistent, deployable file. ..