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Now displaying: December, 2018
Dec 31, 2018

Episode 107: Sweet Rootkits, a Year in Review

SYNOPSIS:

The end of 2018 is upon us! Join Tom, Marcus, Charles and James as they talk through the year that was and put some predictions out there for 2019. Thanks to everyone who made 2018 a banner year!

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • James Smith, IT Administrator, Culture Amp [@smithjw]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

New Mac Malware in 2018

Detecting Windtail in an Extension Attribute

Graham Gilbert & Wes Whetstone at MacDevOps YVR

Installr

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PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Jon Brown. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UK London, United Kingdom 26-27 March 2019 £420 for First 50
MacDevOps:YVR Vancouver, Canada June 12-14, 2019 $195CAD education, $295CAD for independents, $395CAD for corporate Early bird until January 11, 2019
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $699 First Bird Rate ($599 for EDU) through 23 Jan 2019
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
San Diego MacAdmins Interlaced, 655 W Broadway, Suite 950, San Diego, CA. 92101 9 January 2019, 7:00 p.m. PT Free
Univ of Utah Mac Admins Marriott Library Room 1705a at University of Utah 16 January 2019, 11:00 a.m. MT Free
Austin Apple Admins New Year Happy Hour – RSVP here Black Star Co-op 16 January 2019, 5:00 p.m. CT Free
Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios 17 January 2019, 6:30 p.m. CT Free
MacDeployment Meetup 1419 9 Ave SE, rear entrance 23 January 2019, 6:30 p.m. MT Free
Houston Apple Admins FlightAware 23 January 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free

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Dec 24, 2018

SYNOPSIS:

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the pod
Not a drive was stirring, not even the JBOD
Charles in his kerchief, and Marcus in his hat
Had just settled in for a long Christmas chat.

James Ridsdale did join them, and Ben Toms too,
And they talked about Kickstart and Slack and Ubuntu
“Don’t forget MacADUK!” they shouted, over beer,
We gotcha covered, fellas, no need to fear.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

GUEST:

  • James Ridsdale, Managing Director, dataJAR Ltd.
  • Ben Toms, Technical Director, dataJAR Ltd.

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

More Slackin’

Use the kickstart command-line utility on macOS Mojave 10.14

MacADUK

Jamf’s Github

Add Jamf Pro Smart Group to a Google Doc Using Zapier

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The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Jon Brown. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UK London, United Kingdom 26-27 March 2019 £420 for First 50
Jamf Nation User Conference Minneapolis, MN 12-14 November 2019 $699 First Bird Rate ($599 for EDU) through 23 Jan 2019
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
San Diego MacAdmins Interlaced, 655 W Broadway, Suite 950, San Diego, CA. 92101 9 January 2019, 7:00 p.m. PT Free
Univ of Utah Mac Admins Marriott Library Room 1705a at University of Utah 16 January 2019, 11:00 a.m. MT Free
Austin Apple Admins New Year Happy Hour – RSVP here Black Star Co-op 16 January 2019, 5:00 p.m. CT Free
Dallas Apple Admins Bottle Rocket Studios 17 January 2019, 6:30 p.m. CT Free
MacDeployment Meetup 1419 9 Ave SE, rear entrance 23 January 2019, 6:30 p.m. MT Free
Houston Apple Admins FlightAware 23 January 2019, 5:30 p.m. CT Free

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Dec 17, 2018

SYNOPSIS:

Communicating the difficult technical realities we live in can be a huge challenge. This week we’re joined by Adam and Tonya Engst, proprietors of TidBITS and the TidBITS Content Network, who specialize in making the technical approachable.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • James Smith, IT Administrator, Culture Amp [@smithjw]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

OUR GUESTS:

  • Tonya Engst, Editor in Chief and CFO – TidBITS, TidBITS Content Network
  • Adam Engst, CEO and Publisher – TidBITS, TidBITS Content Network

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

TidBITS

AUP

The Early Days of USENET

Apple Style Guide

Take Control Books

Screw Your Shoes

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PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Jon Brown. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UK London, United Kingdom 26-27 March, 2019 £420 for First 50
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Univ of Utah Mac Admins Marriott Library Room 1705a at University of Utah 19 December 2018, 11:00 a.m. MST Free
Austin Apple Admins The Home Depot Austin Technology Center North 19 December 2018, 6:30 p.m. CST Free
San Diego MacAdmins Interlaced, 655 W Broadway, Suite 950, San Diego, CA. 92101 9 January 2019, 7:00 p.m. PT Free
MacDeployment Meetup 1419 9 Ave SE, rear entrance 23 January 2019, 6:30 p.m. MT Free

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Dec 12, 2018

SYNOPSIS:

Jeremy Butcher (Enterprise Product Marketing) and Doug Brooks (Mac Hardware Product Marketing) from Apple join the podcast this week to talk about Mobile Device Management, Apple Business Manager, the T2 chip, and how it all comes together.

YOUR HOSTS:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

GUEST:

  • Jeremy Butcher, Product Marketing for Enterprise Software, Apple Inc.
  • Doug Brooks, Product Marketing for Mac Hardware, Apple Inc.

PRESENTING SPONSOR: VMWARE WORKSPACE ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

LISTEN!

LINKS & NOTES

Apple T2 Security Chip — Security Overview:

Getting started guide — Apple Business Manager

Configuration Profile Reference

macOS Security — overview for IT

iOS Security — iOS 12

Apple Business Manager Documentation

Mobile device management settings for IT

macOS Deployment Reference

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PATREON SPONSORS

The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Jon Brown. Thanks everyone!

MAC ADMINS PODCAST COMMUNITY CALENDAR, SPONSORED BY WATCHMAN MONITORING

Conference Sites
Event Name Location Dates Cost
Mac Admin & Developer Conference, UK London, United Kingdom 26-27 March, 2019 £510 for First 25
Meetups
Event Name Location Dates Cost
MacSysAdmin Bier Zürich Café Gloria, Zürich, Switzerland 13 December 2018, 18:45 CET Free
Univ of Utah Mac Admins Marriott Library Room 1705a at University of Utah 19 December 2018, 11:00 a.m. MST Free
Austin Apple Admins The Home Depot Technology Center 19 December 2018, 6:30 p.m. CST Free

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If you’re interested in sponsoring the Mac Admins Podcast, please email podcast@macadmins.org for more information.

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