Episode 79: Automating Everything, with Sal Soghoian

Synopsis:

Mac Automation Pioneer & Powerhouse Sal Soghoian joins the pod to talk about everything from Otto the Automator Mascot, to how the Mac needs the command line to always exist.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Pepijn Bruienne, R&D Engineer at Duo Security [@bruienne], Proprietor of EnterpriseMac.Bruienne.com
  • Diana Birsan, Security Awareness Program Manager, Shopify
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf Software [@cedge318]

Guests:

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Links & Notes

Automator Actions Library for Jamf Pro

Komand

Omni Automation
Omni Automation Tutorial

Mac OS X Automation
Config Automation
iWork Automation

MacScripter Dot Net
Command-D Conference
2012 WWDC • Session 206 • Secure Automation Techniques (automation & sandboxing)

Script Debugger 7

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Conference Sites


MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018 — NOW WITH 20% DISCOUNT!
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018 — Tickets now on sale!
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

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Episode 76: AI as Helpdesk, with Spoke

Synopsis:

Charles, Tom and Adam talk with Rajhans Samdani of Spoke, and learn how machine learning can be applied to your helpdesk and other support teams!

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace at Jamf, [@cedge318]
  • Adam Codega, IT Consultant [@adamcodega]

Guests:

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Links & Notes

Spoke

Machine Learning at AWS

Machine Learning at GCS

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Machine Learning in Python

ITKit

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Conference Sites


Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

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Episode 75: Suffer Not a Jerk

Synopsis:

Charles, Pepijn and Tom talk some more about macOS 10.13.4, iOS 11.3 and follow-up to last week, then some discussion about dealing with difficult people.

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Links & Notes

UAMDM seems to not “take” if any assistive services are enabled:
Applescript around this feature

Devices falling out of management
Forbes
9to5Mac

Swagger docs

iPhone 8 Red

Mac Pro delayed to 2019

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Conference Sites


Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

Utah Apple Admins will meet on April 18th at 11am Mountain time at the Marriott Library on the campus of the University of Utah.

Greater Philadelphia Apple Admins will meet at the Apple Store on Walnut Street on Thursday April 19th at 6pm.

Seattle Apple Admins will meet on the 19th at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in South Lake Union

Austin Apple Admins will meet on April 25, at 6:30pm at TruSource Labs in Tech Ridge in Austin.

MacDeployment Meetup will meet on April 25th at Calgary Public Building at 5th Floor, 205 8 Ave SE (Calgary Public Building)

MacAdmins PDX will meet at Adidas on Thursday April 26th at 6pm.

The Chicago Jamf Nation User Meetup will happen at 5pm on Thursday April 26th at Hireology on East Upper Wacker Drive. Friend of the Pod Joel Rennich is speaking.

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Episode 74: iOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4 and What Lies Beneath

Synopsis:

Pepijn, Charles and Tom are here with a roundup of 10.13.4 and iOS 11.3, as well as some conversation about the state of some of the bugs, as well as the latest release of Server which isn’t as threadbare as we once thought.

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Links & Notes

iOS 11.3 release notes

Bad Bug in iOS 11.3 #1

Bad Bug in iOS 11.3 #2

iOS Apps misinstalling agains

macOS 10.13.4 release notes

Preparation Guide

Security Guide: About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 (build 17E199), Security Update 2018-002 Sierra (build 16G1314), and Security Update 2018-002 El Capitan (build 15G20015)

Der Flounder automated restart whatnot: New automated restart option added to macOS 10.13.4’s softwareupdate command line tool

User-initiated Computer Enrollment in Jamf Pro 10.3

Detect UAMDM Profiles

ServerServices appear gone at first. But you can do serveradmin start $service
Updated Server released, and updated technote

Apple Releases Service Migration Guide
Charles’ Migration guide

New iPad

Schoolwork app

News & Discussion:

Sarah Edwards found recurring issues with APFS passwords going into random(ish) system logs including os_log and install.log (?!)


https://www.mac4n6.com/blog/2018/4/1/ok-internet-lets-test-this-apfs-password-bug-properly

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Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

London Apple Admins will meet on 12 April at 6:30pm at Treatwell.

Austin Apple Admins will meet on April 25, at 6:30pm at TruSource Labs in Tech Ridge in Austin.

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Episode 73: Graykey and Securing iOS

Synopsis:

Thomas Reed from Malwarebytes comes back on the pod to talk about Graykey, a tool advertised to law enforcement to unlock any iOS Device. We talk about the ethics of a tool like this, how it might work, and what the future of iOS Security is around a device like the Graykey.

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Guests:

  • Thomas Reed, Director of Mac and Mobile, Malwarebytes [@thomasareed]

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Links & Notes

GrayKey iPhone Unlocker Poses Serious Security Concerns – Malwarebytes Blog

AFCClient on Github

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Conference Sites


Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

Sydney Apple Admins will meet on March 27th at 5:45pm, check the site for more details.

MacDeployment Meetup will happen at 1025 10th St SE in Calgary Alberta on March 28th at 6:30pm.

MacDMV will meet at 8281 Greensboro on March 28th at 6:30pm.

Macbrained SF will meet at March 28th at Spoke at 6pm.

London Apple Admins will meet on 12 April at 6:30pm at Treatwell.

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Episode 72: Not so much LDAP as LDERP, and PSU Organizing Committee!

Synopsis:

Gretchen, Joshua and Rusty from the Penn State University Mac Admins Conference join the pod to talk about the upcoming PSUMA 2018 Conference! The hosts talk about news and events afterward.

Your Hosts:

Guests:

The Penn State MacAdmins Organizing Committee

  • Gretchen Kuwahara, Member of the conference team, [@osuterrycat]
  • Joshua Miller, Member of the conference team [@joshuadmiller_]
  • Rusty Myers, Member of the conference team [@thespider]

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Links & Notes

Conference website
Proposal submissions
Youtube channel

#psumac-mentors on Slack

Calendar 2 cryptominer in the App Store

Fun story from Panic

Odd NTP Bug with 10.12

SAMBA is also sub-good:
CVE1
CVE2

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Conference Sites


Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

Utah Apple Admins will meet at University of Utah’s Marriott Library at 11am on March 21st.

Houston Apple Admins will also meet on the 21st at Conservatory in Downtown Houston at 6pm. Check the #houston channel in Slack for more information.

Dallas Apple Admin will meet at Bottle Rocket Studios on March 22nd at 6:30pm

Sydney Apple Admins will meet on March 27th at 5:45pm, check the site for more details.

MacDeployment Meetup will happen at 1025 10th St SE in Calgary Alberta on March 28th at 6:30pm.

London Apple Admins will meet on 12 April at 6:30pm at Treatwell.

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Episode 71: Apple Business Manager?

Synopsis:

The Hosts cover what little we know about Apple Business Manager, some news about the iMac Pro, SCEP in 10.13.4, Munki in Airwatch, and SAML vulnerabilities, then we welcome Diana Birsan of Shopify and Bryson Tyrrell of Jamf to talk about MacADUK!

Your Hosts:

Guests:

  • Diana Birsan, Internal Security Developer, Shopify
  • Bryson Tyrrell, System Administrator II, Jamf Software

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Links & Notes

Tweet about iMac Pro Imaging

Image of Apple's Technote before it was reverted

Generating Pre-populated Munki Manifests utilizing the Airwatch API

SCEP is broken in 10.13.4

Defaults Command deletes invalid plists

SAML Vulnerabilities affecting multiple implementations

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Conference Sites


Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

Nederlandse MacBeheerders will meet at IO Building at Technical University of Delft on March 9th at 2pm.

East Midlands Mac Admins will meet in Nottingham at Jigsaw24 at 1900 on March 14th.

Melbourne Apple Admins will meet at Culture Amp on March 15th at 6:30pm.

Utah Apple Admins will meet at University of Utah’s Marriott Library at 11am on March 21st.

[Houston Apple Admins] will also meet on the 21st at Conservatory in Downtown Houston at 6pm. Check the #houston channel in Slack for more information.

Sydney Apple Admins will meet on March 27th at 5:45pm, check the site for more details.

MacDeployment Meetup will happen at 1025 10th St SE in Calgary Alberta on March 28th at 6:30pm.

London Apple Admins will meet on 12 April at 6:30pm at Treatwell.

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Episode 70: Tim Perfitt, Twocanoes Software

Synopsis:

Tim Perfitt joins the pod to talk about SecureBoot, the iMac Pro, the future of securing everything, and the history of BootRunner and other products at Twocanoes.

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Guests:

  • Tim Perfitt, Founder of Twocanoes Software

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Links & Notes

Twocanoes Blog: Secure Boot and the iMac Pro

tcscertrequest

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Conference Sites


Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

Sydney Mac Admins – 21st February – Harts Pub

Utah Mac Admins will meet on February 21st at Marriott Library on the campus of the University of Utah at 11am.

MacAdminsPDX will meet at Lithium Portland on SW 6th Avenue on Thursday Feb 22nd, 2018 at 6pm.

MacDMV will meet at TEKsystems in Bethesda, Maryland on February 28th at 6:30pm.

Austin Apple Admins will meet at Eanes ISD on February 28th, for more detail visit their site.

MacDeployment Meetup will meet at 1025 10 St SE, in Calgary, Alberta on February 28 2018 at 6:30pm

East Midlands Mac Admins will meet in Nottingham at Jigsaw24 at 1900 on March 14th.

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Episode 69: Patrick Wardle, Objective-See and Digita, MacADUK Preview

Synopsis:

David Acland of MacADUK gives us the brief preview of MacADUK for 2018, followed by Patrick Wardle of Objective-See and Digita joining the pod to talk about Mac and iOS security, the state of admin tools for security, and the very best TI-83 Calculator games.

Your Hosts:

Guests:

  • Patrick Wardle, Chief Research Officer at Digita, Creator at Objective-See
  • David Acland, MacADUK Conference

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Links & Notes

Digita Security

Block Block by Objective-See

KnockKnock by Objective-See

RansomWhere? by Objective-See

Objective-See Security Tools

Patrick Wardle’s Patreon

Digita Security Products

TI-83 Calculator Games

Mac Admins & Developers Conference, UK

MacADUK Speakers

Moof-IT

Dogcow

Technote 31

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Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

Mac Admin Monthly will meet at Google in New York City at 4:30pm on Tuesday February 13th.

Philadelphia Mac Admins will meet on February 15th at the Walnut Street Apple Store at 6:30pm

Seattle Apple Admins will meet on February 15th at Splunk’s Seattle Offices at 6pm.

Atlanta Apple Admins will meet on February 15 at Brass Tap in Atlanta

Utah Mac Admins will meet on February 21st at Marriott Library on the campus of the University of Utah at 11am.

MacAdminsPDX will meet at Lithium Portland on SW 6th Avenue on Thursday Feb 22nd, 2018 at 6pm.

MacDMV will meet at TEKsystems in Bethesda, Maryland on February 28th at 6:30pm.

MacDeployment Meetup will meet at 1025 10 St SE, in Calgary, Alberta on February 28 2018 at 6:30pm

East Midlands Mac Admins will meet in Nottingham at Jigsaw24 at 1900 on March 14th.

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Episode 68: Alas, I Knew Him Horatio

Synopsis:

The pod talks about the changes to macOS Server, why Fax machines just won’t die, all the new beta material, and why everyone’s getting 5 HomePods (hahahaha, no, just Charles.)

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Links & Notes

List of 32-bit binaries

Apple announcement on server

Charles’ announcement on server

Unified firmware

Electronic Health Records
Kill your television https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRAIm73okFQ

Tom retires Munki-in-a-Box

Tom’s Eulogy for macOS Server:
Friends, Mac Admins, countrymen, lend me your ears.
I come to bury Server, not to praise him.
The evil that people do lives after them;
The good is oft interrèd with their bones.
So let it be with Server. The noble Mac Admin
Hath told you Server was ambitious.
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Server answered it.
Here, under leave of Server and the rest—
For the Mac Admin is an honorable person;
So are they all, all honorable people—
Come I to speak in Server’s funeral.
Server was my friend, faithful and just to me.
I speak not to disprove what some Mac Admin spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love them once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to mourn for them?

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Mac AD UK in Leicester Square, February 20-21, 2018
Brainstorm Wisconsin March 4-6, 2018
Brainstorm Sandusky May 6-8, 2018
MacDevOps YVR in Vancouver, June 7-8, 2018
X World in Sydney Australia, June 27-29, 2018
Penn State University Mac Admins in State College, PA July 10th-13th

Meetups

Denver Mac Admins will meet on February 8th 2018 at 7pm at Rewind Technology in Centennial

Mac Admin Monthly will meet at Google in New York City at 4:30pm on Tuesday February 13th.

Atlanta Apple Admins will meet on February 15 at Brass Tap in Atlanta

Utah Mac Admins will meet on February 21st at Marriott Library on the campus of the University of Utah at 11am.

MacDMV will meet at TEKsystems in Bethesda, Maryland on February 28th at 6:30pm.

MacDeployment Meetup will meet at 1025 10 St SE, in Calgary, Alberta on February 28 2018 at 6:30pm

East Midlands Mac Admins will meet in Nottingham at Jigsaw24 at 1900 on March 14th.

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