Jeff Johnson of @lapcatsoftware has just published an excellent technical article looking at controversial issues over hardening, sandboxing, […]
How the quarantine flag for apps and that for docs opened in sandboxed apps differ, and why there are now so many quarantine flags to trip us up.
Unlike iOS, OS X does not require apps to run in a sandbox. But when they do, there are important benefits to the user.
It’s not very often that we see the birth of a whole new subsystem both in macOS and iOS, but RunningBoard is brand new with 10.15 and 13.
How this new part of macOS tracks the apps which you open, and declares when they exit “Death Sentinel fired!”
Some important similarities, such as the entry marking the beginning of startup, but plenty of changes in APFS and security entries.
There are three software systems at the heart of every Mac: its firmware (‘EFI firmware’), the system kernel, […]
Its very convenient and quick to transfer files between Macs, but also sets the quarantine flag on everything it transfers. This can cause problems.
Start up in Safe Mode: should it start by checking and repairing your boot disk, or should you do that separately in Recovery Mode?
Many small independent developers have put a lot of effort into getting their app notarized. Then Apple changes the rules. What does this mean for users, and our security?