All versions of Safari, including shiny new 12, and macOS, including Mojave, appear vulnerable to exploits in old versions of Adobe Flash Player, because XProtect hasn’t been updated.
There’s been no update to MRT for almost 3 months, and none to XProtect’s data for over 6 months. Should we start paying for 3rd party products?
The differences between security and privacy, why we need effective controls over both, and how those controls are different.
The last XProtect update was version 2099 pushed on 13 March 2018, when many of us were struggling through snow and ice instead of the current heat and drought. Is XProtect now as dead as the grass in my lawn?
Stepping through the key stages of opening an app in High Sierra. First, a ‘regular’ open, then with the quarantine flag, showing Gatekeeper checks and translocation.
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.
XProtect’s data files haven’t been updated since 13 March 2018 – a period of 120 days. Is it being replaced in Mojave? What happens to those still using High Sierra and earlier?
Second of 3 articles explains how macOS puts documents through its security checks before opening them.
Apple doesn’t tell you what malware its removal tool, MRT, can remove. Here’s a list of changes in the latest version 1.35.
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.