What may be a robust strategy for security in macOS 10.15 might leave many users of older versions stranded. This needs discussion.
Both apps have been notarized now, for added security protection, particularly when used in Mojave.
I’m all in favour of better security, so long as it doesn’t make my life any more difficult. Does Notarization fulfil that?
Shortcuts in Monterey works in different ways to ensure that it can’t be used as a malware platform. This introduction shows how this works transparently.
Despite its lack of security release notes, the 11.5.2 update contains new versions of several important security executables, including spctl, sandboxd and syspolicyd.
From the start of voluntary code signing in 2007, defences against malware in macOS have changed dramatically. Here’s an overview of what has happened.
First AppleScript, then shell scripts, and in 2005 Automator: now Apple is bringing iOS Shortcuts to macOS 12. Will it make a difference, though?
macOS 12 Monterey promises consolidation and improvement, even truth and reconciliation perhaps. But Shortcuts and Universal Control promise strongly.
Detailed step-by-step account of how apps are downloaded and updated from the App Store. Welcome new internal names like Absinthe, Jetpack, and Crossfire, and Apple’s fraud score.
Certificate revocation checks in macOS could be misused in surveillance. How could you prevent that without putting your Mac at risk?