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December, 16th 2015 - University of Utah, Mac Managers MeetingThe University of Utah, Mac Managers Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library @ 1 PM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. Lunch is provided to the meeting, and we provide live broadcasts and archive of the presentations.If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please your the "Contact Us" option.Apple Enterprise Update - By John Daley, Systems Engineer, Apple EducationThis will presentation and discussion...

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 include an updated Bash that isn’t vulnerable to this exploit. We recommend using this installer on older operating systems with the exploit like OS X 10.5 and OS X 10.6...

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 commands. This can allow an attacker to gain unauthorized access to a computer system.Apple, although notified of the vulnerability before it was made public, the company did not release a...

IntroductionAirDrop is an ad-hoc service in Apple Inc.'s OS X and iOS operating systems, introduced in Mac OS X Lion (aka OS X 10.9) and iOS 7 that enables users to transfer files to another supported Mac computer and iOS mobile device without using email or a mass storage device. OS X Mavericks (version 10.9) and iOS 7 use different AirDrop protocols and are currently not interoperable. AirDrop in OS X or earlier operates over Wi-Fi, whereas the iOS implementation utilizes both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth....

IntroductionThe University of Utah, Mac Managers Meeting is held monthly the 3rd Wednesday of each month. The meeting focuses on administration & managing, supporting & integrating Apple technology in a heterogeneous enterprise environments. Presentations cover any topics like automation, administration, authentication & directory services, integration with non-apple services, networking, programming & scripting, security, and system deployment and maintenance.This meeting is open to anybody that would like to attend and we welcome your participation through suggestions, comments or contributions.Getting to University of UtahFrom the I-80 Eastbound/...

November, 18th 2015 - University of Utah, Mac Managers MeetingThe University of Utah, Mac Managers Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library @ 1 PM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. Lunch is provided to the meeting, and we provide live broadcasts and archive of the presentations.If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please your the "Contact Us" option. OS X Malware Monitoring & Analysis by Chris Henderson & Justin Larson, WorkfrontOSXcollector to help with...

During our adventures of deploying new iMacs for the labs on campus, we discovered this Reddit Post.We typically recycle all our boxes and decided to make our own sculpture. Here was the final result, we decided to showcase it at the Marriot Library's HoopPlaza event....

For years we've been using the old C program SetDisplay (the code can be seen here, as modified by one of our previous teammates). However we've recently been trying to move everything to Python, and to continue that effort I've set about porting the C code to Python. While we may lose some performance, we hope to gain portability, readability, and maintainability, which we feel are more valuable....