First week post WWDC and there are many more reactions and even some nice features, or rather dogcows discovered in the beta releases. (Moof!)
7 New Security Changes macOS Admins Should Be Aware Of
As WWDC 2022 closes out, here are some interesting – and potentially disruptive – changes with macOS Ventura that have received less attention.
Greg Neagle points out that other new features in Ventura may spell some trouble or at least extra preparation work for MacAdmins.
We also got beta3 of macOS 12.5, iOS 15.6 and siblings. So many things to test.
MacDevOps YVR is happening right now, as well as the PSU MacAdmin Campfire sessions! So many things to watch.
The M2 13″ MacBook Pro (the strange left over design with the TouchBar) can be ordered starting today, and the benchmarks look quite amazing. I am waiting for the M2 MacBook Air. I want that shiny midnight blue newness…
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News and Opinion
- Android Users Can Now Migrate Their WhatsApp Data to iPhone – John Voorhees, MacStories
- XCreds – Twocanoes Software
macOS Ventura and iOS 16
- Quick look at Rosetta on Linux – random blog
- Apple’s macOS Ventura: 7 New Security Changes to Be Aware Of – Phil Stokes, SentinelOne
- AMFI Launch Constraints: First Quick Look – Csaba Fitzl
- Munki and Ventura notes – Greg Neagle
- WWDC 2022 Brings Amazing iOS and MacOS Zero Trust Capabilities – Mobile Jon
- Clarus Returns Home – Shadowfacts
- Quick look at macOS Rapid Security Response – random blog
- App security changes coming in Ventura – Howard Oakley
- WWDC 2022: The Top 10 Announcements for Apple Admins – Caleb Basinger, Kandji Blog
- WWDC 2022: Apple Advances Declarative Device Management – Kandji Blog
- WWDC22 highlights for Apple admins – Paul Cossey, dataJAR
- John C. Welch: “For ASOC folks: if you copy
/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Library/Xcode/Templates/Project Templates/macOS/Other/AppleScrip App.xctemplatefrom Xcode 13.x to
/Applications/Xcode-beta.app/Contents/Developer/Library/Xcode/Templates/Project Templates/Other/then you can still create ASOC apps with Xcode 14 beta.”
- James Dempsey: “Ah, Xcode Server—you arrived with Xcode 5 as part of OS X Server, then became part of Xcode itself in Xcode 9, and are now deprecated in Xcode 14. Thank you for nine wonderful years of never quite working right for me.”
Security and Privacy
Support and HowTos
- Apple Silicon macOS Guest Virtualization Updates, June 2022 – Tim Sutton
- What to do when an update won’t install correctly – Howard Oakley
- Azure AD attributes and group claims for Cloud iDP and SSO – Frederick Abeloos
- Fixing Lost Motivation – Pam Lefkowitz, JumpCloud
- IT’s Renewed Focus on Security and Technology Sprawl – Brenna Lee, JumpCloud
- Apple has just pushed the first solo XProtect Remediator update – Howard Oakley
Scripting and Automation
- asdf on macOS – Henry Stamerjohn
- How to tell Jamf Pro what Vendor “P” knows about Vendor ”S” – Dan K. Snelson
Updates and Releases
- AutoPkgr 1.6
- Prefs Editor 1.3.3
- nanomdm v0.3.0 (Declarative Device Management)
- Mist 1.8
- Jamf Pro 10.39
- XQuartz 2.8.2_beta1
- Privileges 1.5.3
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