Episode 14: Reach Out and Touch Bar (Live!)

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 14: Reach Out and Touch Bar (Live!)

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The gang gathers to discuss the latest Apple Event, called “Hello Again” featuring updates to the MacBook Pro.

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ArsTechnica on new MacBooks Pro

T1 Processor also may control FaceTime Camera!

T1 Processor is really running watchOS

Office adds Touch Bar Support

Apple Says No Fun on the Touch Bar

Apple Human Interface Guidelines for Touch Bar

Introducing Microsoft Surface

Apple Confirms Secure Enclave Support in macOS Sierra 10.12.1

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Episode 13: MDM Me Maybe?

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 13: MDM Me Maybe?

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  • Michael Lynn, Client Platform Engineer at Dropbox, [@mikeymikey]

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What if the best way to manage your Macs was to use a Mobile Device Manager? What does your environment currently lack a way to control? Marcus, Pepijn and Charles talk with Dropbox’s Mike Lynn about his m(DM)acOS blog post, and everything you might be able to do with a future version of macOS via an MDM.

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m(DM)acOS by Michael Lynn

Introducing Apple File System from WWDC

What’s new in File System from MacSysAdmin – Rich Trouton from HHMI, October 2016

Behind the Scenes of iOS Security from Black Hat USA 2016 – Ivan Krstic from Apple, August 2016

El Capitan Rootless Files

Sierra Rootless Files

File A Radar

Mike Boylan’s Guide to Filing Radars

Open Radar

QuickRadar

The Apple MDM Spec

MicroMDM

Commandment Project

Simple MDM

Device Enrollment Program as part of MDMs

DEPy

MDMCert – Get your own MDM Certificate

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Episode 12: Two Factors Enter, One Factor Leaves

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 12: Two Factors Enter, One Factor Leaves

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  • Richard Purves, Senior Mac Consultant at REDACTED

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Tom, Charles and Pepijn talk with Richard Purves on the role of multi-factor authentication (MFA) in Mac systems administration, including a short history of MFA, how to work with MFA in macOS Sierra and Mac OS X. We cover a bunch of the infrastructure necessary to work with MFA, as well as tactics and strategies for their inclusion in your IT operations.

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MilitaryCAC

Plink plink fizz method – Decapping Chips the strike easy hard way – Defcon Video

WARNING: Deals with either carcinogenic or flammable or corrosive chemicals. Usually a combination of two of these! Informational only: do not perform unless a trained lab chemist.

CDSA / TokenD
OpenSC

Sc_auth
Pkinit
Heimdall Version

Note that on OS X, this information is good background but doesn’t seem to work on macOS. Doing anything with the kerberos realm appears to be ignored and Apple instead looks for a file at /etc/cacconfiglogin.plist instead.

Best doc I found on this file

Methods of Smart Card working

$ sudo security authorizationdb smartcard enable

Seckey

Crypto Token Kit

ISO 7816

Mike Kaply CCK2

Centrify

Java Card

Ludovico Rousseau

Richard’s Blog Posts on Smart Cards
Part 1
Part 2

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