Episode 29: Just Us Chickens

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 29: Just Us Chickens

Synopsis

With no guests this week, the team talks about Wikileaks and Security, as well as the new iOS Security Guide, some new hardware options, and the best nail polish to use on the screws of your machines to make tampering evident.

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Links & Notes

Ransom Threat for 200M iCloud Accounts

macOS Logging Subsystems In A Gist

That’s A Moiré

Sonic Screwdriver PDF

Thunderstrike 2

Fuzzy Coat nail polish as anti-tamper measure

iOS Security Guide

When Charles went into logging details about the log command, and James cued up the Benny Hill theme, this is what he was talking about: log, logs and logger

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Episode 28: Canadian Conferences, DEP + InstallApplication = Great MDM Options

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 28: Canadian Conferences, DEP + InstallApplication = Great MDM Options

Synopsis

In our first two-segment show, the Mac Admins Podcast talks with the organizers of MacDevOps YVR and MacDeploy to showcase two upcoming conferences in Western Canada this summer, as well as Erik Gomez of Pinterest about a new integration between Apple’s Device Enrollment Program and Chef, Puppet or Munki made possible by a popular MDM vendor you may have heard of.

In between, we launch the Community Calendar! Got an event we should announce on the show? Email us at podcast@macadmins.org.

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Anthony Reimer, Organizing Committee for MacDeployment Conference, [@MacDeploy]
Mat X, Conference Organizer, MacDevOpsYVR [@MacDevOpsYVR]
Erik Gomez, IT Client Platform Engineer, Pinterest, [@Contains_ENG]

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Links & Notes

Brian Warsing’s managedmac Puppet plugin

ReiserFS

Joe Chilcote’s MacDevOpsYVR Talk on Contributing to Open Source

Joe Chilcote’s vfuse project

The Chic Geek – Calgary, Canada

Charity Majors

Open Source vs Commercial Software Steel Cage Death Match

Custom DEP Part One
Custom DEP Part Two
Custom DEP Part Three
Custom DEP Part Four

MDM documentation on InstallApplication: Apple’s MDM Docs

Casper Splash

From Erik, to do this in vfuse:
vfuse -i something.dmg -s “C00A00ZVXXXX” –hw-model “MacBookAir5,2” (Added as of December 2016 to vfuse)

From Charles, to do this without vfuse pop these into your vmx:
serialNumber.reflectHost = “FALSE”
serialNumber = “C00A00ZVXXXX” (replace serial number with your DEP enabled Mac’s SN)
hw.model.reflectHost = “FALSE”
hw.model = “MacBookAir5,2” (replace with proper hardware identifier)
smbios.reflectHost = “FALSE”

Come work at Pinterest:

IT System Engineer – Core Applications
Security Engineer – Information Security

Community Calendar

Calls for Presenters

X World – 29-30 June (open until 24th April)

PSU Mac Admins – Open til 4/4/17

Community Meetups

MacDMV – Lightning Talks on 29 March in Washington, DC

MacBrained – Onboarding in a Culture First Environment @ New Relic in San Francisco, CA

Conference Sites

MacDevOps:YVR in Vancouver, Canada | June 4-6, 2017

MacDeployment in Calgary, Canada | June 8-9 2017

JNUC 2017 in Minneapolis Minnesota | October 24-26 2017

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Episode 27: Graham Gilbert, Writing & Contributing to Open Source

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 27: Graham Gilbert, Writing & Contributing to Open Source

Synopsis

The Panel talks with Graham Gilbert, former consultant, now in-house systems engineer at Airbnb in San Francisco about writing and contributing to Open Source, amongst other things.

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Graham’s Projects:
Sal
Crypt2
Crypt-Server
Imagr

Puppet Learning VM

Who Were You, DenverCoder9? What Did You See?

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Episode 26: Conference Talks, with Nadyne Richmond and John Welch

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 26: Conference Talks, with Nadyne Richmond and John Welch

Synopsis

The Panel talks with longtime conference committee planners John Welch (MacIT/Macworld Expo) and Nadyne Richmond (MacIT/Macworld Expo/MacTech) about proposing good conference talks, preparing those talks, and everything conference-related.

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  • Nadyne Richmond, Senior Manager of User Experience, Genentech [@nadyne]
  • John Welch, Assistant Director for Technical Service at the Northwest Regional Datacenter at FSU, [@bynkii]

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Links & Notes

Tom’s Nestie

Documentation Talk: Take Vacations Using this One Weird Trick – Documentation! by Vanessa White and Rich Trouton

PSU MacAdmins CFP
X World CFP

Make Me Smart Podcast

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Episode 25: You Can’t Spell Function Without Fun, with John Kitzmiller

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 25: You Can’t Spell Function Without Fun, with John Kitzmiller

Synopsis

John Kitzmiller joins the podcast to talk about the MacAdmins.org Slack instance and how it came to be, as well as his excellent guitar collection, how to correctly say GIF, and why the only stickers you put on your laptop should be over the screws on the underside.

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Links & Notes

The Apple Community Has Standards for Malware

Swift-Based Ransomware

Ransomewhere

Agile Deployment for Macs, from MacADUK 2016

Netflix Stethoscope

SHA-1 Collision

This MacBook Came Back From China With Half Its Screws Missing

1Password: Three layers of encryption keeps you safe when SSL/TLS fails

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