Episode 140: Managing Everything with Charles and Rich

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Tom and Marcus talk with authors Charles Edge and Rich Trouton about their new book!

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

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Links & Notes

Apple Device Management: A Unified Theory of Managing Macs, iPads, iPhones, and AppleTVs

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Mac Admins Flashcast Special: The #iamroot Situation

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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 7: WWDC Roundtable with Harald Monihart and Rich Trouton

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