XProtect hasn’t had any update to its detection signatures for over 7 months, and MRT hasn’t been updated for over 4 months. What is their future? Are they now tools of the past?
Mojave checks newly-installed apps which are not from the App Store more thoroughly, and handles notarized apps differently too. Here are some details.
In amongst the hundreds of thousands of files which together make macOS Mojave work, there are security and […]
Apple has at last, after more than six months, pushed an update to the configuration data for its […]
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.