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.
Is notarization just ‘security theatre’? How easy would it be to distribute malware through a legitimate distributor outside the App Store?
Over 10 months, I’ve run over 100 notarisations on more than 30 apps. How reliable and responsive has Apple’s service been?
Before we worry about new apps to manage and play media, replacing iTunes, shouldn’t we think about the loss of 32-bit software, including QuickTime, and requirements for hardening and notarization?
Apple’s latest information on notarization can appear alarming and contradictory. Do you need to notarize your own apps and scripts? More helpful guidance.
Apple has just warned developers that rules on notarization will change in macOS 10.14.5. Will users be affected?
With apps in future set to come from the App Store or notarized by Apple, entitlements are going to be the rule not an exception.
Apple appears to be maintaining MRT, but hasn’t changed detection signatures in XProtect for 9 months. What does this mean for the security of macOS and its users?
What may be a robust strategy for security in macOS 10.15 might leave many users of older versions stranded. This needs discussion.
Mojave checks newly-installed apps which are not from the App Store more thoroughly, and handles notarized apps differently too. Here are some details.