Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2020-10-23

Bit of a lull in the news between the previous iOS 14 and forthcoming macOS 11 releases. Apple is shipping the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPad Air 4 this week and the devices look good in the reviews.

No reason to be bored, though. You probably haven’t caught up with the sessions from Virtual JNUC and MacSysAdmin Online, yet! (To be honest, there are some Campfire sessions I have not gotten around to watch yet.)

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News and Opinion

iOS 14 Updates

MacAdmins on Twitter

  • Patrick Wardle: “Previously, a comprehensive macOS firewall could be implemented via a Network Kernel Extension (kext) Apple deprecated kexts, giving us Network Extensions….but apparently (many of) their apps / daemons bypass this filtering mechanism. Are we ok with this!?” (Thread, Michael Tsai)
  • Joel Rennich: “Let’s talk attestation and boxes and what that means for generating keys on an iOS device. For a while folks, myself included, have been really interested in getting Apple to provide attestation statements about a key being in the Secure Enclave.” (Thread)

Bugs and Security

Support and HowTos

Scripting and Automation

Updates and Releases

To Listen


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