Episode 19: The Year in Review

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The team talks about the year that was in 2016, from the Apple/FBI dustup, through to a review of conferences that happened, to the release of the iPhone 7/7 Plus and the MacBook Pro with TouchBar. We give our rants and raves of the whole year in this video/audio podcast.

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Apple/FBI Dispute

m(DM)acOS

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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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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.

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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 17: A Precise, But Not Accurate Number

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 17: A Precise, But Not Accurate Number

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We sit down to talk managing a fleet of 80,000+ Macs with a team of 9 with Clay Caviness, a Site Reliability Engineer at Google about his work on their Mac Management Team. A lively discussion about 10.12.2, firmware updates, and DMA Hacking ensued, and a good time was had by all. Discussion of Super Mario Run rounds out the episode.

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Macops team GitHub
Santa
Google Rapid Response

We Fixed The Glitch
Only fix for published DMA attack against FV2 keys
FV2 Key Recovery
PCI Leech Tool

csrutil clear and enabling SIP with Munki

Managed AppleID Woes

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Episode 15: Autopkg, Trust & You

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 15: Autopkg, Trust and You

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Autopkg 0.7/1.0 adds a few changes that you should be aware of, including additional trust settings. We discuss the new features and how you should prepare.

Links & Notes

Recipe Auditing, Security & Maintenance from autopkg-discuss
Response from Elliot Jordan
Response from Greg Neagle with audit verb
Autopkg Trust

How Not To Do Bad Things With Autopkg
Video of HNTDBTWA from MacDevOpsYVR

Munki Wiki

How Munki Decides What Needs To Be Installed

Autopkg Recipe Overrides

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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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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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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

JAMF Nation User Conference

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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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Episode 10: Joel Rennich & NoMAD

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 10: Joel Rennich and NoMAD

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  • Joel Rennich, General Manager at Trusource Labs, [@mactroll]

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NoMAD
Summary of NoMAD’s capabilities

Apple Whitepaper on AD

Troubleshooting NoMAD
Setting Get Help Link

MacDNA
Hello-IT

Duo Security Insight

FTC Official on Enforced Password Changes
Choosing Secure Passwords

SwiftOnSecurity

Scratch

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Episode 9: Building a Testing Culture

MacAdmins.org Podcast, Episode 9: Testing iOS 10 and Sierra

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Command Control Power Episode 163: The Preparedness Mindset with Shelley Watson of Wheelwrights
Sample Checklist
MacDMV Session: Testing iOS 10 & macOS Sierra
Atul Gawande – The Checklist Manifesto
Rich Trouton – Preparing for a Bad Day: How to Write Disaster Recovery Documentation
Rich Trouton & Vanessa White – Take Vacations Using this One Weird Trick – Documentation!
Eggplant/Testplant
Open Radar
Precache
Cache Warmer

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