Mac Admins Flashcast Special: The #iamroot Situation

Synopsis:

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 44: Live at PSU Mac Admins Conference

Synopsis

Tom and Pepijn record a live episode at the PSU Mac Admins Conference to talk about careers and jobs in the Mac Admin world, as well as a discussion of current events.

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  • Jason Miller, IT Support Lead, Thumbtack [@jasonkmiller]
  • Robert Hammen, Mac Support Lead, NCBI at NIH [@roberthammen
  • Jason Broccardo, System Administrator, Forget Computers [@zoocoup]
  • Gretchen Kuwahara, Conference Committee, PSU Mac Admins Conference. [@osuterrycat
  • Special Guest Mike Lynn, Facebook [@mikeymikey]

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Links & Notes

Robert & Jason’s Presentation on Jumping off the #jobs-board

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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


Twin Cities Mac Admins will be hosting a meetup at Target Commons in Minneapolis on Wednesday, July 19th.
Seattle Apple Admins Meetup Thursday July 20th at Nordstrom in Seattle
Auckland Mac Admins Meet up 28 July at 7pm NZST. For more information, visit #anzmac in Slack.
Melbourne Apple Admins on the 27th of July at Seek

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