9to5mac revealed yesterday (https://9to5mac.com/2019/01/28/facetime-bug-hear-audio/) that FaceTime running on iOS has a major security vulnerability. Using the Group FaceTime feature, it is possible to hear the audio from another persons phone before they have answered it. This would be particularly worrying if you had your device on silent or hadn’t noticed the person calling. For..
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..
You will probably have seen in the news recently that a number of well known websites have been hacked, and lists of passwords compromised, so we thought we’d write up an article about password security. Sites like MyHeritage and TicketMaster are just ones from the past few weeks, and this has been going on for..
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..
What is DeployStudio? DeployStudio is a robust tool used to deploy Macs which has had particular success in education as although it is not as agile as some other tools, it allows for easy replication of a core Apple image build and easy naming conventions. DeployStudio relies on booting the target Mac up..
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..