Things have quieted down a bit after the Meltdown and Spectre turmoil last week. Apple has pushed updates for iOS, High Sierra, and Safari for older macOS versions.
There also was another macOS password bug, but this one is more specific and less dramatic than the #iamroot bug was.
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📰News and Opinion
- Spectre & Meltdown Vulnerabilities Summary – Jason Broccardo
- The Future of Transmit iOS – Panic Blog
- Measuring OS X Meltdown Patches Performance
- macOS High Sierra’s App Store System Preferences Can Be Unlocked With Any Password – Mac Rumors
🔨Support and HowTos
- Jason Broccardo on Twitter: “sfltool in 10.13 will not get back the features it had in previous versions of the OS”
- Setting your Mac to receive macOS beta updates using seedutil – Rich Trouton
- Secure Enclave, Mac SSD hardware encryption and the future of FileVault – Rich Trouton
- Graham R Pugh on Twitter “You can’t user-approve Kernel Extensions from Remote Desktop sessions.” (This is somewhat mentioned in Apple’s support article on Kernel Extensions in High Sierra.)
- iCloud Drive can strip (meta)data from your documents – The Eclectic Light Company
- Managing Macs at Scale – Matthew Warren
- Better Jamf Policy Deferral
- Kext Team Identifiers, Vendors and BundleIDs: useful shared Google Doc, please contribute
- Applications with 32-Bit Components: future versions of macOS will not run 32bit applications any more. Shared Google Doc, please contribute.
- About the security content of iOS 11.2.2
- About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Supplemental Update
- About the security content of Safari 11.0.2
- iOS Security Guide
♻️Updates and Releases
- Terminal is now available in the App Store for iPhone and iPad! 🍾 : not very useful yet, but interesting (App Store Link)
- Munki 3.2 Release Candidate 1
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