Security

Overview System Integrity Protection or "SIP" is a new security measure implemented in 10.11 "El Capitan". SIP protects access to system locations and restricting runtime attachment to system processes, this security policy guards against compromise — whether accidental or by malicious code. SIP protects file system locations that we are managing with our current client management system...

OverviewCasper Remote is an application from JAMF Software that allows you to immediately perform remote management tasks on computers, such as installing packages, running scripts, and binding to directory services.  All of these tasks can be performed via policy in the JAMF Software Server (JSS), however Casper Remote allows you to initiate them immediately.DetailsIn some environments,...

OverviewFirmware Password Manager (FWPM) is my approach to the problem of managing firmware passwords on Apple computers. When I began this project there were no solutions, besides setting the password and never changing it. FWPM allows you to update your firmware passwords quickly and easily. It was originally written as a shell script, but it...

OverviewA firewall is a hardware or software network security device that sits at the juncture between two networks to control what information is allowed to pass between those networks. Usually, the two networks are an organization's internal network and the Internet. A firewall's primary role in information security is to protect computers on the internal...

OverviewXcode is Apple's development environment. It's used to develop applications on Macs, iOS devices like iPhones and the Apple Watch. It also includes the new language Swift, which is becoming very popular in higher education. However, Xcode requires users to have "_Developer" group privileges to allow the debugger and emulators to work correctly. We give...

OverviewThis is a OS X GNU Bash Installer for OS X 10.5 to OS X 10.10 that addresses the Bash vulnerability, also know as Shellshock. Since Apple has released security updates for OS X Lion (version 10.7), OS X Mountain Lion (version 10.8) and OS X Mavericks (version 10.9) and newer OS X operating systems...

OverviewShellshock, also known as Bashdoor, is a family of security bugs in the widely used Unix Bash shell, the first of which was disclosed on September 24th, 2014. Many Internet-facing services, such as some web server deployments, use Bash to process certain requests, allowing an attacker to cause vulnerable versions of Bash to execute arbitrary...