All about XProtect, and its new sibling XProtect Remediator, which macOS they come with, what they do, and how to check them and keep them up to date.
Signing out of iCloud and signing back in fixed a problem with syncing, but it also turned SIP off in an ‘unknown’ way, something SilentKnight didn’t understand. Updates included for SilentKnight and silnite.
There’s a steady stream of users discovering their Macs have been skipping important security updates since June. How come?
Now offers proper JSON format output, and gives its version number in usage info.
Developed from LockRattler three years ago, SilentKnight is in need to modernisation to work better with changing security tools. History and aims.
Short explanations of all the information reported in SilentKnight, and its command line equivalent silnite.
Extensive checks on security data and settings from the command line. An important update, particularly for macOS 10.15 and later, and Apple silicon Macs.
If you don’t want to leave Software Update to install updates automatically, here are the options for using softwareupdate, SilentKnight and silnite instead.
Improves reporting of results on T2 and M1 Macs, and clarifies old versions of Gatekeeper seen on newer Macs. Recommended for all users.
This popular command tool performs the same checks as its GUI sibling SilentKnight. Now full compatible with M1 Macs and Monterey, with extended reporting.