Even though Apple did not release macOS 13.1 and iOS 16.2 this week, we did get release candidates for all the platforms. That means a release next week is very probable.
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Even so, Apple already published a press release describing new privacy and security features of the new updates. Users will be able to enable end-to-end encryption on more information that Apple devices store in iCloud, use physical security keys as an extra authentication factor for Apple IDs, and get warnings when a contact in iMessage might be compromised. The details on the ‘Advanced Data Protection for iCloud’ were Apple worth a new section in the updated Apple Platform Security guide.
With the release of 13.1, the special treatment of macOS 13 updates for managed Macs is likely to end, as well. You might see 13.1 as an update (rather than a full upgrade) on Macs running 12.3 through 12.6. We won’t know for sure until the update is released, but you still have a few days to get devices on 12.6.1.
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News and Opinion
- Apple launches Self Service Repair in Europe – Apple
- Apple advances user security with powerful new data protections – Apple
- Apple Kills Its Plan to Scan Your Photos for CSAM. Here’s What’s Next – Lily Hay Newman, Wired
- Apple Reseller Ads – Happy Mac (New Blog!)
- Mac Admins Foundation Announces Four New Board Members – Tom Bridge, MacAdmins.org
- Kandji improves its Device Harmony Platform for Apple enterprise – Jonny Evans, Computerworld
macOS Ventura and iOS 16
Security and Privacy
- Top 10 macOS Malware Discoveries in 2022 – Phil Stokes, SentinelOne
- mSCP: Ventura Guidance Revision 1.1
- What to do if (when) a security vulnerability happens – Hannah Hamilton, Jamf Blog
Support and HowTos
- Changes to Docker Desktop for Mac – Darren Wallace
- Finder can’t create an alias inside a package or bundle – Howard Oakley
- Creating a NexThink installer for deployment via Jamf Pro – Rich Trouton
- How to Configure Jamf Connect with Google Cloud Identity – HCS Technology Group
- Jamf Protect Event Analysis – Dr. Emily Kausalik
- An A to Z of keys and keyboards: Input methods – Howard Oakley
- 802.1X Enterprise Wi-Fi Authentication: What Mac Admins Need to Know – Steven Vogt, Kandji Blog
- Nudge: Tips for Testing – Trevor Sysock
- Recent Apple updates leading to WiFi issues – Hamza Malik, Meter
- Managed Software Center may get stuck on “Starting Adobe installer…” – Alan Siu
Scripting and Automation
- Today I Learned: A && B || C is not if-then-else – Trevor Sysock
- swiftDialog-izing Your Scripts – Dan K. Snelson
- notverypc/LogUploader: LogUploader uploads required logs to JamfPro
- How to open every section of macOS Ventura System Settings – Brian van Peski
- Adding Help to PowerShell Scripts – John C. Welch
- erikstam/uninstaller: macOS uninstaller script
Updates and Releases
- Apple Configurator 2.16
- Jamf Connect 2.18
- Setup Your Mac via swiftDialog 1.5.1
- AutoPkg 2.7.2
- Introducing passkeys in Chrome – Chromium Blog
- Best Of CCP: Interview With Mike Bombich of Carbon Copy Cloner 2015 – Command-Control-Power
- Crowdstrike Falcon, Security Deployment Techniques, & Threat Awareness – Mac Admins Podcast
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