Episode 67: The Annual Tome of Goodness, with Arek Dreyer

Synopsis:

Arek Dreyer’s back this week to talk about his new book, macOS Support Essentials 10.13! He joins us to talk about everything that’s in his new volume, a great discount code for listeners, and more. In news this week, Apple updates their business-facing documentation, some interesting security problems in BitTorrent and two new vulnerabilities discusses via Patrick Wardle’s research.

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  • Arek Dreyer, Dreyer Network Consultants, Inc., Consultant, integrator, trainer, author [@arekdreyer]

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Links & Notes

macOS Support Essentials 10.13 Book page at Peachpit

Code: DREYER35
Offer: Save 35%
Good through : 1/8/2018 – 2/28/2018

Apple Style Guides

Transmission (and probably other BT clients) bug allows RCE using DNS rebinding to force downloading of malicious torrent, replace user files

Patrick Wardle has a quietly patched vulnerability with auth tokens finally acknowledged and assigned a CVE

Also a second vuln with an AMD Radeon kext that causes a kernel panic due to out of bounds read, Wardle will publish details soon

Patreon for Patrick Wardle

Brief period where iOS 10 signing was happening again

New Apple Guides for Business

Apple Business Page
Products & Platform
Business – Get Started
Business Resources

Employee Choice Guide for IT
Employee Communications Kit
Employee Starter Guide for iOS
Employee Starter Guide for Mac
Mac Deployment Overview
iOS 11 Security Paper

Apple is getting very serious about Enterprise IT

Apple Training Page Updated

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Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

Dallas Apple Admins will meet on January 18th at Bottle Rocket Studios in Addison Texas

[Franken Admins] will meet on 24th January at 6:30pm at Crazy Nate’s West Coast Mexican at Zwingerstraße 9, Nuremberg, Germany

MacDeployment Meetup will meet on January 24th at Market Mall Apple Store, in Calgary, Alberta at 6:30pm.

London Apple Admins will meet on 25th January at 6:30pm at the London School of Economics.

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Episode 66: The Future of Mac Labs, with Neil Martin

Synopsis:

With High Sierra and the new iMac Pro, how does the management of Mac Labs change? What’s the role of a Mac lab in the modern era? Lab specialist Neil Martin from the University of East London joins the pod to talk about his thoughts and what they’re currently doing.

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  • Neil Martin, Senior Desktop Support Specialist, University of East London [@neilmartin83]

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Links & Notes

Tim Perfitt live tweets messing about with the iMac Pro on Twitter and on the TwoCanoes Blog

iPhone battery replacement and apology

macOS 10.13 support essentials by Arek Dreyer and Adam Karneboge

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Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

Dallas Apple Admins will meet on January 18th at Bottle Rocket Studios in Addison Texas

MacDeployment Meetup will meet on January 24th at Market Mall Apple Store, in Calgary, Alberta at 6:30pm.

London Apple Admins will meet on 25th January at 6:30pm at the London School of Economics.

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Episode 65: The End of 2017, The Beginning of The Future

Synopsis:

The hosts tackle the year that was 2017 and make some bold and intriguing predictions for the year to come.

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Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

Dallas Apple Admins will meet on January 18th at Bottle Rocket Studios in Addison Texas

London Apple Admins will meet on 25th January at 6:30pm at the London School of Economics.

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Episode 64: You Will Comply, with Ben Toms and Reza Alavi

Synopsis:

Reza Alavi and Ben Toms guest on the pod to talk about compliance with the new EU Directive on Data Privacy (GDPR) and how it may affect your IT shop.

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  • Ben Toms, Technical Director, dataJAR Ltd.
  • Reza Alavi, Managing Director, Information Security Audit and Control Consultancy (ISACC) Ltd.

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Links & Notes

GDPR
New EU General Data Protection Regulation – Security View
New EU General Data Protection Regulation – Security View Part II
ISACC Consulting
EU GDPR

Australia Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme

Restore involves Apple Configurator and special stuff

Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy
John Denver and the Muppets

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Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Early bird for JNUC 2018

Meetups

Mac Admin Monthly, December 12th 4:30pm at Google in New York

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

[Mac DMV] December 28th at 4pm at Moreland’s Tavern in DC.

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

Dallas Apple Admins will meet on January 18th at Bottle Rocket Studios in Addison Texas

London Apple Admins will meet on 25th January at 6:30pm at the London School of Economics.

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Episode 63: Security as Culture with Diana Birsan

Synopsis:

Diana Birsan joins the pod to talk about bolstering your organization’s security by adopting it as a cultural value.

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Professional Services, Jamf Software [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Professional Services Manager, Education Advantage [@marcusransom]

Guest:

  • Diana Birsan, Internal Security Developer, Shopify

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Links & Notes

Managing Devices in an Open Culture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ubFqLQoyVY (JNUC 2016)

Security Woes? Now What?: https://www.jamf.com/resources/videos/security-woes-now-what/ (JNUC 2017)

Politicians sharing passwords: https://www.troyhunt.com/the-trouble-with-politicians-sharing-passwords/

Apps and Books in Apple School Manager:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208257

Inculcate:

Definition of Inculcate

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Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 2018

Early bird for JNUC 2018

Meetups

Utah Mac Admins at Marriott Library at 11am on December 20th

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

Mac DMV December 28th at 4pm at Moreland’s Tavern in DC.

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

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Episode 62: Sailing on the SolarWinds with Brian (Gruntwork) Best

Synopsis:

Brian Best from Solarwinds MSP comes on the pod to talk about what it’s like to sell a product, change companies twice, and keep the development mindset going.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Professional Services, Jamf Software [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Professional Services Manager, Education Advantage [@marcusransom]

Guest:

  • Brian Best, Founder/Chairman, BestMacs & Apple Strategist, SolarWinds MSP

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Links & Notes

Solarwinds RMM for Mac

Tom’s twitter rant

BlueSky on Github

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Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 2018

Early bird for JNUC 2018

Meetups

Mac Admin Monthly, December 12th 4:30pm at Google in New York

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

MacDMV, December 28th at 4pm at Moreland’s Tavern

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

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Episode 61: Combinatoric with Mike Arpaia

Synopsis:

Mike Arpaia, CTO of Kolide, joins the pod to talk about osquery, and what it’s like to start a new company about endpoint analytics.

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osquery

osquery on Facebook

Security@scale: Osquery

Kolide Fleet
Kolide Launcher

KubeCon

Mike Arpaia: Embracing Open Source Security

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Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 2018

Early bird for JNUC 2018

Meetups

Northeast Regional Apple Admins will meet on December 7th at the East Providence Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

Mac Admin Monthly, December 12th 4:30pm at Google in New York

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

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Mac Admins Flashcast Special: The #iamroot Situation

Synopsis:

Mike Lynn of Facebook and Rich Trouton join the pod’s very first Flashcast to talk about the #iamroot situation, a serious privilege escalation in Mac 10.13.0 – 10.13.2 beta 5 that allows password-free access to the root account. Solutions are discussed, as well as mitigation strategies for situations like this in the future.

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Links & Notes

The Tweet That Started It All

Blocking logins to the root account on macOS High Sierra

Developer Forums Post from 13 November 2017 Describing This Behavior

Pycreateuserpkg from Greg Neagle

Apple KBase, updated 28 November 2017: How to enable the root user on your Mac or change your root password

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Episode 60: KRACK Squad with Heather Williams

Synopsis:

Heather Williams of Ruckus Wireless’ Global Field Enablement Team joins the pod to talk about Wi-Fi security in the wake of the KRACK attack.

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Links & Notes

Keep Calm and Wi-Fi On: A Common Sense Approach to an Uncommon Problem

Explaining KRACK: A Critical Attack Affecting A Wi-Fi Security Protocol

2017 Wi-Fi Trek: Session 8 – Heather Williams (Taking Blackhat Wireless)

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Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 2018

Early bird for JNUC 2018

Meetups

Northeast Regional Apple Admins will meet on December 7th at the East Providence Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

Mac Admin Monthly, December 12th 4:30pm at Google in New York

Atlanta Apple Admins, December 21st 6:00pm at Brass Tap in Atlanta

Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

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Episode 59: Personalizing the Install Process with François Levaux-Tiffreau

Synopsis:

François Levaux-Tiffreau joins the Pod to talk about SplashBuddy, being an open source contributor, and what it’s like consulting at the Enterprise level.

Your Hosts:

  • Pepijn Bruienne, R&D Engineer at Duo Security [@bruienne], Proprietor of EnterpriseMac.Bruienne.com
  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge
  • Dr. Emily Kausalik, Systems Engineer, The Home Depot [@emilyooo]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Professional Services, Jamf Software [@cedge318]

Guest:

  • François Levaux-Tiffreau, Senior Apple Consultant at Amaris [@ftiff]

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Links & Notes

SplashBuddy
Culture First Onboarding
Jamf And…
Travis CI, Customizing the Build

THE BEST INFOSEC COMPANY IN THE WORLD (so they say) have supposedly broken Face ID

Putting iPhone X to the Twin Test

No, Apple doesn’t give away your Face ID data to 3rd party apps

MDM and the Kextpocalypse
Kextpocalypse 2: The Remediation
User Approved MDM, SimpleMDM

iOS 11.1.1 fixes autocorrect issue, much fun was poked at Apple

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Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 8-9, 2018

Meetups

Macbrained YVR on November 23rd at Hootsuite

Franken Macadmins meetup on November 22nd at 6:30pm at Grüner Brauhaus Fürth at Theresienstrasse Ein, in Fürth, Germany. For more information, visit #franken-macadmins on the Mac Admins Slack.

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