Apple's T2 Mac security chip may be vulnerable, researcher claims

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 06:49:00 -0700

A security researcher claims to have figured out how to break the T2 security chip on modern Intel-based Macs using a pair of exploits developed to jailbreak older phones. Apple has not commented on these claims.

What the research claims

The claim seems to be that because the T2 chip is based on the older A10 series Apple processor, it is possible to use two jailbreak tools (Checkm8 and Blackbird) to modify the behavior of T2, or even install malware to the chip.

It’s not an easy hack: Not only must an attacker have local access to the Mac, but they must connect to the target Mac using a non-standard “debugging” USB-C cable and run a version of a jailbreaking software package during startup.

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Microsoft's Brad Anderson on Apple in the enterprise

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 06:55:00 -0700

When it comes to Apple in the enterprise, Microsoft wants to make the experience as smooth as possible. At this weeks JNUC2020 event I (virtually) spoke with Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of the Enterprise Client & Mobility (ECM) team, Brad Anderson, who shared insights on his company’s work with Jamf and the emerging new normal of remote work.

Securing the remote enterprise

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the rate of digital transformation, underlining the need for Microsoft to support device choice and improve cloud-based collaboration.

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Microsoft on Apple in the enterprise

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 06:55:00 -0700

When it comes to Apple in the enterprise, Microsoft wants to make the experience as smooth as possible. At JNUC2020 event I (virtually) spoke with Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of the Enterprise Client & Mobility (ECM) team, Brad Anderson, who shared insights on his company’s work with Jamf and the emerging new normal of remote work.

Securing the remote enterprise

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the rate of digital transformation, underlining the need for Microsoft to support device choice and improve cloud-based collaboration.

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Lessons learned: Provisioning new employees during a pandemic

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 06:52:00 -0700

COVID-19 means just about everyone who can do so now works from home. But the rapid pace at which this happened put IT under a great deal of pressure, so, what have we learned that may help in future?

The digital transformation continues

The JNUC conference this week sees 15,000 Apple-in-the-enterprise IT staff come together, and a lot of the focus is on the challenges of rapid migration to remote work. The scale of this migration is vast, and it seems to be continuing at pace.

Microsoft Vice President Brad Anderson shared a little data to illustrate this: “We’re seeing 1.5 million new devices every seven days coming into the cloud to be managed (by Microsoft Endpoint Manager) and that’s Windows, iOS, Mac and Android.” (Italics mine.)

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JNUC 2020 opens with big news for Apple and Azure

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 07:16:00 -0700

Apple in the enterprise focused company, Jamf, kicked off its virtual JNUC conference today with a deluge of news and information for Mac, iPhone and iPad using enterprises.

Apple and Microsoft together for work

The show comes at a pivotal moment in the transformation of enterprise IT. Not only is work becoming virtual, but Apple’s presence in the space continues to grow.

The move to virtual conferences means the event has more attendees than ever before, with around 15,000 people attending, the company said.

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Apple strengthens commitment to human rights with new policy

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2020 05:42:00 -0700

Apple has once again responded to critics with the publication of a human rights policy it says commits the company to “freedom of information and expression.”

Freedom of expression

“At Apple, we are optimistic about technology’s awesome potential for good,” says CEO Tim Cook. “But we know that it won’t happen on its own. Every day, we work to infuse the devices we make with the humanity that makes us.”

However, the document also points out that Apple is required to obey the law.

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Apple’s notarization process fails to protect

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 16:54:31 +0000

Apple introduced the concept of notarization to ensure any new software submitted to the App Store is malware-free. But is it all for show?

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