Episode 52: Digital Forensics on the Mac with Sarah Edwards

Mac Admins Podcast, Episode 52: Digital Forensics on the Mac with Sarah Edwards

Synopsis

Sarah Edwards joins us to talk about Digital Forensics on the Mac, and using system tools, special software, and all kinds of other cool tools to do forensic research on iOS devices and Macs.

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Links & Notes

Mac 4n6 Blog
Location scraper
MacMRU Parser

Five Dollar Wrench

iP Box

MacQuisition

SleuthKit

iExplorer

OpenBSM Auditing on macOS

OpenBSM article in MacTech (from Rich Trouton)

iOS Frequent Locations Dumper

HFSPlus Resources

Chicago Tribune

Stanford Heart Research

iTunes Information

Qi Charging

Community Calendar, Sponsored by Watchman Monitoring

Call for Presenters

Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018

Conference Sites


Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 2017
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26, 2017
MacTech Conference in Los Angeles, CA on November 15-17 2017

Meet-ups

Melbourne Apple Admins for Thursday 28th September at REA
#franken-macadmins Meetup in Nuremberg, Germany, next meeting is on 9/28, for more info visit us over at #franken-macadmins
Netherlands Apple Admins will meet Thursday 9/28 at 1:30, at LAI in Schiedam, the Netherlands
Apple Admins of Seattle will meet on 9/28 at Synapse.
Mac Admin Monthly will meet on 10/10 at Google in New York and by Google Hangout.

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Episode 46: Hot Sauce Talk with Allen Hancock of Watchman Monitoring

Synopsis

Allen Hancock of Watchman Monitoring joins the Podcast to talk about what it’s like to transition from consulting to SaaS-provider, as well as the history of the product.

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Links & Notes

Penn State MacAdmins Videos

Steve Yuroff: It’s Incredible This Works At All

Proactive Support Course and Certification

A 2 hour course and certification for people looking to promote the proactive support they provide. Next events in Orlando, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in conjunction with MacTech events

BackupMinder – Watchman Monitoring offers a tool to trim backups which might otherwise fill a hard drive. Released with an MIT license

Adobe signs the death warrant for Flash

Hot Sauces of Mac Admins:

Valentina Hot Sauce

Beerenberg Chilli Sauce

Langdon Wood 1814 Hot Sauce

Gochujang Sriracha

Community Calendar, Sponsored by Watchman Monitoring

Conference Sites

CMD-D Conference in Santa Clara, CA August 9
Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 17
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26

Meet-ups

MacDMV will meet August 15th at ID.me in Tysons Corner, Virginia
Mac Admin Monthly will meet August 8th at Google in New York, and via Google Hangout.
Philly Mac Admins August meet up on the 17th at the Walnut street apple store @ 6pm
Austin Apple Admins will meet September 6th at Eanes ISD in Austin, TX.

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Episode 36: Fleetsmith with Jesse Endahl

Mac Admins Podcast, Episode 36: Fleetsmith with Jesse Endahl

Synopsis

What’s it like to re-think Mac management from the ground up? We ask Jesse Endahl, Chief Security Officer and Chief Product Officer for Fleetsmith in a wide-ranging interview.

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Links & Notes

Yellow Dog Linux

Idempotency

Securing Kubernetes (BSides)

Vault

Block Block

Giant Bags of Mostly Water

Attack Driven Defense

Proton.B teardown

Proton.B teardown – Thomas Reed

Proton.B teardown – Patrick Wardle, Part 1

Proton.B teardown – Patrick Wardle, Part 2

Google Santa

Defender RCE

Behind the Scenes iOS Security

Demystifying the SEP Paper & Demystifying the SEP Presentation PDF

How Steve Fleeced Carly

Community Calendar

Call For Presenters

JNUC CFP

Conference Sites


Aces Conference in Phoenix, AZ May 31 – June 1
MacDevOps:YVR in Vancouver, Canada Jun 4-6 17
MacDeployment in Calgary, Canada Jun 8-9 17
X World in Sydney, Australia Jun 28-30 17
PSU Mac Admins in State College, PA July 11-14
CMD-D Conference in Santa Clara, CA August 9
Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 17
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26

Meet-ups


Twin Cities MacAdmins May 23rd at Jamf’s offices in Minneapolis. Details at or in the mspmacadmins channel on Slack.
Mac Admin Monthly June 13th at Google in New York, or online at their website.
Seattle Apple Admins June 15, 2017 at Offer Up

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Episode 35: Into the Past with Chip Pearson

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 35: Into the Past with Chip Pearson

Synopsis

What were the olden days like? We ask Chip Pearson of Jamf Software about what it was like to be in Mac support before any of the tools existed, what it’s like to build tools from a clean slate, and what kind of dungeonmaster he is.

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  • Chip Pearson, Chairman of the Board & Founder, Jamf Software [@ChipPearson]

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Links & Notes

Timbuktu Software
Retrospect Software

1997 Wired Cover: Pray
101 Ways to Fix Apple: Wired, 1997

Dok malware

Bella Malware

The macOS Phishing Easy Button – The Dangers of AppleScript

Community Calendar

Call For Presenters

JNUC CFP

Conference Sites


Aces Conference in Phoenix, AZ May 31 – June 1
MacDevOps:YVR in Vancouver, Canada Jun 4-6 17
MacDeployment in Calgary, Canada Jun 8-9 17
X World in Sydney, Australia Jun 28-30 17
PSU Mac Admins in State College, PA July 11-14
Macsysadmin in Gothenburg, Sweden October 3-6 17
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26 → CFP: https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/discussions/23980/jnuc-2017-call-for-presenter-proposals-and-ideas

Meet-ups


Utah Mac Managers Meeting with Jesse Endahl of Fleetsmith – Wed, May, 17th @ 11 AM MDT
Austin Apple Admins with Erik Gomez from Pinterist – May 16th @ HostGator
Leiden, the Netherlands – May 18th – 6 PM
Twin Cities MacAdmins May 23rd at Jamf’s offices in Minneapolis. Details at or in the mspmacadmins channel on Slack.

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Episode 32: iOS 10.3 and Classroom 2.0 with Fraser Speirs

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 32: iOS 10.3 and Classroom 2.0 with Fraser Speirs

Synopsis

This week we welcome iOS Admin/Luminary Fraser Speirs to the pod to talk about the new iOS Admin features in iOS 10.3, Classroom 2.0 with ad-hoc classes, and the future of iOS for admin uses.

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  • Fraser Speirs, Apple Distinguished Educator & Head of Secondary, Cedars School. [@fraserspeirs]

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Blog: Speirs.org
Regular podcasts: Canvas & Out of School

iOS 10.3

Apple Classroom 2.0

iOS 10.3
  • New restrictions
  • Limit Wifi to specified networks
  • New OS update rules
  • No longer requires supervision and DEP, just supervision
  • New MDM commands – InstallASAP – starts to nag the user
  • Apple Classroom Built In
  • MDM-enabled Lost Mode can play sounds
Apple Classroom 2.0
  • No longer requires MDM support or supervision on pupil devices
  • Ad-hoc handshaking
  • Pupils can refuse screen and Airplay control or locking control.
  • The notion of a “current class”
  • Appears as AirPlay target
  • Manual groups in the class also appear
Thoughts on iOS 11

Neil Cybart: The Mac is Turning Into Apple’s Achilles’ Heel

  • The world is moving past the Mac whether iOS is ready or not.
  • iPad urgently needs to accommodate some proportion of “pro” users
  • Article notes that 70% of the Mac user base rarely/never touch a “pro app”.
  • These people should be on iOS already.

Future of Workflow?
Whither Sal Soghoian?
Canvas 22: Workflow: The Basics
Canvas 23: Workflow: Variables & Built-In Actions
Canvas 24: Workflow: Third Party Actions
Canvas 25: Workflow: Web APIs
Canvas 26: Workflow: Advanced Workflow Programming
Canvas 27: Workflow: Advance Workflow Programming Part II
Canvas 29: Workflow: Magic Variables

Next steps of Swift Playgrounds
  • API expansion already happening (MapKit)
  • Aggressively tracking language standard
  • Authoring on iOS enhanced in last update (author multi page Playgrounds)
  • Needs a UI builder?
  • Multi-file project support
  • Look to Pythonista

TapTyping – typing trainer suite – Flairify LLC

Theft & Loss Recovery

Theft & Loss Recovery for iOS Users

  • Encrypted iCloud Backups after iOS 10 are awesome.
  • Lost Mode for MDM-capable devices is great (as long as they have cellular or know a lot of Wi-Fi networks)
  • Building a trusted system requires that you need not just one great password, but a couple good ones.
  • (I always know my Apple ID password, login password, and 2FA Backup passwords, the rest I leave to Keychain)
  • Can a password-less future get here soon enough?
1:1 Program History:

The iPad Project: How It’s Going
The iPad Project: Day One
The iPad Project Day Two
The iPad Project Day Six: The Hamiltonian Cycle
The iPad Project: The Night Before Christmas
The iPad Project: What Kind Of Day Has It Been?

Community Calendar

Call for Presenters

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

Conference Sites

Aces Conference in Phoenix, AZ May 31 – June 1
MacDevOps:YVR in Vancouver, Canada Jun 4-6 17
MacDeployment in Calgary, Canada Jun 8-9 17
PSU Mac Admins in State College, PA July 11-14
JNUC in Minneapolis, MN October 24-26

Meet-ups

Boston’s Spring Meet-up – 19th April
Philly Apple Admins
London Apple Admins @ Sony Music – 20th April
Schiedam, the Netherlands – Dutch Macadmin meetup – April 20, 1:30-4:30
Melbourne Apple Admins – May 4th @ CultureAmp –
Leiden, the Netherlands – May 18th – 6 PM

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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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Upcoming Conferences:

MacDevOps – June 5-6, 2017, Vancouver Canada, Early Bird Tickets are CAD $265 til March 11th

MacDeployment – June 8-9, 2017, Calgary Canada, Tickets available soon.

Penn State Macadmins ConferenceCall for Proposals open! until April 4th

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Episode 18: Hardware Hacking in the New Era

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 18: Hardware Hacking in the New Era

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Synopsis

Erik Gomez joins the gang to talk about testing the new Touch Bar MacBook Pro, finding new preference settings, and the state of the Mac as a whole.

Links & Notes

Activation for TouchBar Macs, Part One
Activation for TouchBar Macs, Part Two
Preferences for the TouchBar

This Week in Frogorland: Using python to determine the status of SIP on the Mac, without using csrutil and nvram.

How Apple Alienated Mac Loyalists – Mark Gurman for Bloomberg

Cables, Adapters, Devices for the Brave New Mac World

Tools Erik mentioned:
* strings (from cli tools)
* fs_usage
* ripgrep
* Apple Debug profiles and YUCKY UNIX scripts
* Hopper

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Episode 13.5: Live at JNUC!

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 13.5: Live at JNUC

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  • Marcus Ransom, Consulting Apple Engineer, [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Professional Services at JAMF Software, That Guy at Krypted.com [@cedge318]
  • Adam Codega, Adam Codega, IT Operations Leader, Upserve [@adamcodega]
  • Jason Miller, Mac Operations Team, Thumbtack [@jasonkmiller]

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Ben Toms, Datajar LTD, [@macmule]

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Synopsis

The gang gathers to discuss the state of Mac Management live at JNUC

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

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

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Synopsis

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

Links

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 11: 400 Flying Monkeys! (Live After September 7th Apple Event)

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 11: 400 Flying Monkeys

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Apple – iPhone 7 Page
Apple – Watch Page
Apple – Airpods Page
Beats – Wireless Remastered

Bill Hader’s Keynote Video

Inside iPhone 7 – Why Apple Killed the Headphone Jack – John Paczkowski, Buzzfeed

I Stuck Apple’s Airpods In My Ears And It Shocking Wasn’t Terrible – Christina Warren, Gizmodo

Tim Cook, Deal With It

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