Has Gatekeeper been bypassed? Disclosed details of what is claimed to be a new vulnerability may not be all that they appear to be.
Apple provides detailed information about how to stunt your Mac’s performance to mitigate against MDS, but doesn’t mention how notarization has become mandatory, and can block extensions and apps from running.
Look in Activity Monitor or the log, and you won’t find anything named Gatekeeper, is its a team of different systems, each of which can work on its own. Here’s the detail and a diagram.
Apple has pushed an update to the data used by Gatekeeper, bringing its version number to 166, dated […]
App signatures are only checked on app first run – it may once have been true, but is no longer accurate. But can you bypass those additional checks? Is this a vulnerability?
How can an app check that nothing has nobbled it? How to use its code signature to perform a simple launch test.
Second of two, here looking at quarantine of documents, what it means, how it occurs. Much more common than apps, but mysterious.
First of two articles – this looking at how quarantine works for apps and other executables, details of the flag itself, how it behaves, and more.
Apple has pushed an update to the data used by Gatekeeper, bringing its version number to 165, dated […]
Apple’s latest information on notarization can appear alarming and contradictory. Do you need to notarize your own apps and scripts? More helpful guidance.