WWDC: Apple digs deep to secure its platforms

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 08:45:00 -0700

Apple’s WWDC announcements included plenty for enterprise professionals. One area that deserves  particular attention relates to the variety of privacy improvements the copany is making, because they offer significant benefits for the security conscious.

Putting you in control of your data

The main thrust of Apple’s recent work on privacy is information. The argument is that everyone should know about data collection, what it means, and which apps collect what information — and have at least some understanding of how that data is used.

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Apple's Mac security warning shows that closed beats open

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Fri, 21 May 2021 09:04:00 -0700

Apple’s software engineering chief Craig Federighi recently told us that Macs aren’t yet as secure as iOS devices, but does this mean Mac users need to worry?

What Federighi said

Apple’s software lead was appearing as part of the interminable Epic v Apple trial (which today involves Apple CEO Tim Cook taking the stand). Federighi was arguing that by maintaining a highly controlled third-party app environment on iOS, Apple has been able to build an extremely secure platform.

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Jamf adds zero trust security to the Apple enterprise

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Wed, 12 May 2021 10:38:00 -0700

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Why enterprises must install the latest macOS software patch

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 07:52:00 -0700

Enterprises should install Apple’s latest macOS Big Sur 11.3 update to secure their Macs. I spoke with Jamf Mac security expert Jaron Bradley, who explained why.

Install macOS 11.3 immediately

Enterprise users running fleets of Macs should get their IT support teams to approve the installation of Apple’s macOS Big Sur 11.3 update as swiftly as possible; the update should protect Macs against a serious software vulnerability that places data at risk.

As first spotted by Cedric Owens (and subsequently heavily researched by Jamf), the malware — a new version of a known Shlayer vulnerability — spreads in the following ways:

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Hackers target developers to break into Apple’s garden

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 12:05:00 -0700

Developers should beware, as cybercriminals have figured out that the best attack vectors to infect the Apple ecosystem may be the developers themselves.

Developers, developers, malware writers

We’ve known for a long time that malware makers and other cyber-miscreants are smart. The work they do brings in real money, with a healthy trade in corporate and personal secrets, bank account details, fraud, and ransomware generating a market some say is already worth billions — even as it costs the global economy 1% of GDP.

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