How macOS security can have excellent tools and defences, but fail to inform the user of the detection of malicious software.
Dealing with protected PDFs in macOS: fully encrypted, and those with controls such as no printing or copying. Oh dear.
We see plenty of dialogs seeking consent and informing us about privacy protection. But macOS security seems driven by obscurity and secrecy. Why?
In the stream of spam comments, a new and even more unwelcome message threatening to get your blog blacklisted unless you pay them a Bitcoin.
Control of one app by another is an important but difficult aspect of Mojave’s new privacy controls. Here’s how it handles that at present, and some of the issues it raises.
For many users, privacy controls in Mojave will pass almost unnoticed. Here are tips for those who have greater demands, and want their apps to access protected data.
Proposes and provides a simple graphical summary of privacy capabilities for apps in Mojave. Also shows how to add them in a Help window.
Giving an app Full Disk Access doesn’t. The only way to give an app access to some protected data is by trying to access that data, but when macOS crashes that app, the user is stuffed.
We eradicated smallpox, and are on the verge of doing the same to polio. Simple lessons on naming and communicating extend to macOS malware, and Apple’s role.
Apple has just pushed silent updates to the configuration data for its malware removal tool MRT, and to […]