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Summary of the Apple T2 chip

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..

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I’m Spartacus

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..

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MacAD UK 2018 – Shields up, Captain?

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..

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10 Security tips for the average user

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..

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Is macOS imaging finally dead?

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.    ..

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