Second in the series. Considers in detail what the hardened environment offers the user, and how notarized apps can opt out of its protection.
First of three articles looking in detail at what notarization involves, and the benefits it might have to users. Considers the question of legacy apps.
Just over a week ago, security experts discovered the first macOS malware which has been notarized. Doesn’t that make Apple’s security worthless?
How developers get their software notarized, and how that works when you try to run it on your Mac.
Where can you see code signatures and notarization tickets, and how can you check them?
Who’s been ghost notarizing other people’s apps, and is Catalina wasting time to check whether shell scripts are notarized?
One of the last of Catalina’s promised features, hardening and notarization become fully mandatory for all new apps from today.
What’s changed in 10.15.2? One of Gatekeeper’s most important dialogs, which now suggests that notarized apps haven’t been notarized at all.
Checking signatures, notarization, and 64-bit code on different items like apps, command tools, and Installer packages just got much simpler.
Want to check whether an Installer package has been properly notarized? This new version of Taccy will do it for you.