Gatekeeper doesn’t seem interested in extended attributes attached to the contents of signed apps – the signature remains valid. Could this be exploited?
The Desktop and Finder illusions are held together by Launch Services, which associates file types with apps. This and more now hinge on the UTI.
For the last thirty hours or so, this blog – and I suspect other WordPress blogs – have […]
Have you been warned not to use extended attributes because they aren’t supported beyond macOS? But they are: here are details of file systems and Cloud services.
Want to make local Spotlight searches more effective? Add keywords to their metadata, such as Finder Comments. But there are some snags.
Hectic with SIP problems in High Sierra, the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, then iCloud Drive’s strange stripping of extended attributes.
Browse, cut/copy/paste, edit content, export as text, and more for any xattr attached to a folder or file in HFS+ and APFS, Sierra and High Sierra.
How to attach a metadata flag to a file or folder, to bring it under the protection of SIP.
Tweaked to see and open any file or folder, even inside bundles, and to fix a display glitch with binary property lists.
When you can’t remove an app which you installed just a few minutes ago, you know there’s something wrong. Here’s the solution, and why this is bad security.