If you were to strip unwanted code from a Universal App, would it still pass Big Sur’s strict security checks?
How macOS checks executable code before it’s loaded and run, in macOS 10.15 and 11.0. Covering integrity checks using hashes, and validity of the signing certificate, on Intel and ARM.
Although most were worried about Apple’s failure to deliver upgrades to Big Sur, the most serious problem left many users unable to launch any apps.
Thirty years ago, many Macs were hit by the Wdef virus, which exploited a vulnerability which remains today: it travelled in an extended attribute. Should we be worried now?
If you have no other option and can be certain there’s no danger in doing so, you can remove a signed app’s signature. But it may not be so simple.
When macOS won’t let you open an app or other software because it warns that it’s (possibly) malware, here’s how to check the signatures.
The benefits of code signing for Mac users explained. How certificates are revoked, and what happens when they are. And there’s more to signatures than just the certificate.
Why many had problems, what they are exactly, what you can do about them, and how they should be prevented.
Many users are today reporting that their HP printer software has suddenly stopped working, with worrying messages implying […]
A new Universal App version of Signet, which checks signatures on apps and other bundles.