Episode 152: Arek Dreyer on macOS Support Essentials

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Arek Dreyer joins the pod to talk about the latest in Apple’s training series on macOS Essentials!

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  • Arek Dreyer, Author

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Links & Notes

macOS Support Essentials 10.15

Discount Code: MACOS1015
Save 37% on macOS Support Essentials 10.15 – Apple Pro Training Series: Supporting and Troubleshooting macOS Catalina

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Episode 67: The Annual Tome of Goodness, with Arek Dreyer

Synopsis:

Arek Dreyer’s back this week to talk about his new book, macOS Support Essentials 10.13! He joins us to talk about everything that’s in his new volume, a great discount code for listeners, and more. In news this week, Apple updates their business-facing documentation, some interesting security problems in BitTorrent and two new vulnerabilities discusses via Patrick Wardle’s research.

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  • Arek Dreyer, Dreyer Network Consultants, Inc., Consultant, integrator, trainer, author [@arekdreyer]

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Links & Notes

macOS Support Essentials 10.13 Book page at Peachpit

Code: DREYER35
Offer: Save 35%
Good through : 1/8/2018 – 2/28/2018

Apple Style Guides

Transmission (and probably other BT clients) bug allows RCE using DNS rebinding to force downloading of malicious torrent, replace user files

Patrick Wardle has a quietly patched vulnerability with auth tokens finally acknowledged and assigned a CVE

Also a second vuln with an AMD Radeon kext that causes a kernel panic due to out of bounds read, Wardle will publish details soon

Patreon for Patrick Wardle

Brief period where iOS 10 signing was happening again

New Apple Guides for Business

Apple Business Page
Products & Platform
Business – Get Started
Business Resources

Employee Choice Guide for IT
Employee Communications Kit
Employee Starter Guide for iOS
Employee Starter Guide for Mac
Mac Deployment Overview
iOS 11 Security Paper

Apple is getting very serious about Enterprise IT

Apple Training Page Updated

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Denver Mac Admins Meetup on January 11th 2018 in Centennial, CO at Rewind Technology

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MacDeployment Meetup will meet on January 24th at Market Mall Apple Store, in Calgary, Alberta at 6:30pm.

London Apple Admins will meet on 25th January at 6:30pm at the London School of Economics.

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