System integrity protection, SIP, is a primary defence for your Mac. Yet it has had several known vulnerabilities. That’s why it’s changing in Catalina.
System Integrity Protection can get in your way, and may be recommended to solve compatibility problems. It’s also changing again in Catalina.
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.
If privacy is a fundamental human right, should we also have access to the private data held on our Macs? Tim Cook’s 4 principles are starting points for debate, and Apple needs to discuss more than to dictate.
Permissions, ACLs, SIP, TCC privacy protection, and now DataVaults – Mojave has many ways of stopping software from opening files and folders.
In amongst the hundreds of thousands of files which together make macOS Mojave work, there are security and […]
Why might we want to repair permissions, and how does it differ now from what is used to be? As shown in a clear diagram.
Over the last year, I have come across many Macs which have been left with serious vulnerabilities. Here are four common ones, and how to put them right.
Did Sierra systems have a silent update to OSX1012IncompatibleAppList around 4 January 2018? It looks like another worrying mistake by Apple.
Hectic with SIP problems in High Sierra, the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, then iCloud Drive’s strange stripping of extended attributes.