Apple’s recent change in requirements for notarization also affects privacy protection in both Mojave and Catalina.
We see plenty of dialogs seeking consent and informing us about privacy protection. But macOS security seems driven by obscurity and secrecy. Why?
Uninstall an app and it vanishes from the Privacy tab. But it hasn’t really gone – those consents will be reactivated if the app is replaced. Without you being informed.
This update fixes errors seen in previous versions when running in the latest beta, and adds the system version to saved reports.
Increases maximum text size, adds macOS version to the report, and fixes a lot for the latest Catalina beta 4.
The apps claim my Mac is running an old version, but that the newer version was installed weeks ago. How come?
So you downloaded and installed a ‘silent’ security update. But how do you get it to work on your Mac? Isn’t that automatic too?
Apple has pushed an update to the data used by TCC, the privacy protection system in macOS 10.14 […]
Checks the entitlements and settings of apps for accessing private data in Mojave, with a custom log browser to help diagnose problems.
Look in Activity Monitor or the log, and you won’t find anything named Gatekeeper, is its a team of different systems, each of which can work on its own. Here’s the detail and a diagram.