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Sunday October 20

07:51
The History Of Computing: The Meteoric Rise of...

Friday October 18

07:50
The History Of Computing: The Mother Of All Demos

Thursday October 17

09:36
AA19-290A: Microsoft Ending Support for Windows 7...

Original release date: October 17, 2019
Summary

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will end extended support for their Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems.[1] After this date, these products will no longer receive free technical support, or software and security updates.

Organizations that have regulatory obligations may find that they are unable to satisfy compliance requirements while running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Technical Details

All software products have a lifecycle. “End of support” refers to the date when the software vendor will no longer provide automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. [2]

For more information on end of support for Microsoft products see the Microsoft End of Support FAQ.

Systems running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will continue to work at their current...

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Wednesday October 16

21:48
The History Of Computing: The Tetris Negotiations

Tuesday October 15

21:53
The MacAdmins Podcast: Managing Everything with...

Saturday October 12

06:46
Convert File Encoding Types

Digging into old software, or software written on different systems, often ends up resulting in a mismatch in encoding types. Given how common this can be, most flavors of Linux and macOS come with a built-in utility for converting files between various encoding types in iconv. To use it, simply provide the source format as a -f and the target format as a -t. In the below example we’ll also bring a sourcefile.txt in using the < and kick out a targetfile.txt, or the file with the source converted using a >:

iconv -f KOI8-U -t utf-16 < sourcefile.txt > destinationfile.txt

You could also pipe the output of an echo into a screen if there isn’t that much text. In the above example we’re bringing in a file using an old Russian encoding scheme and kicking it out as UTF-16; however, there are dozens of encoding standard supported. To see a list of them, use –list with the command:

iconv --list

The post...

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Friday October 11

06:54
The History Of Computing: Apple in the late 80s, The...
04:30
Scripting the Temp and Cache Directories on a Mac

Ever see a weird folder like /var/folders/g0/lr10g_wx4t75s2hd5129qhkc0000gn/T/ and wonder why it’s there? Those are usually Darwin or shell temporary or cache directories. They are where those weird temp directories you need to access are written to and read from. Apple uses these to host volatile sql databases and a number of scripts use them to house a file and protobuffs prior to processing.

You too can access them in your scripts when needed. The most common is a built-in shell temp that you can easily access just by echoing out the contents of $TMPDIR:

echo $TMPDIR

Darwin has some as well; most notably in DARWIN_USER_CACHE_DIR and DARWIN_USER_TEMP_DIR where each can be used for what their name denotes. The getconf command will provide the contents of each. For example:

getconf DARWIN_USER_TEMP_DIR

Reading from apps that start with that directory hierarchy can usually easily be programmatically done by calling the appropriate location. When...

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Thursday October 10

04:57
Web Server Bash One Liner for Linux or Mac

The nc (or netcat) binary is useful for a variety of TCP or UDP operations. You can open a listener, proxy connections, open a connection to another device, and port scan a device. And you can do it all through TCP and/or UDP, define ports, and scripting with nc is pretty easy.

So in the below code we’ll start a while loop and then execute an echo of a header so a browser knows how to interpret what we’re sharing, which is a cat of our file. Then we’ll pipe that into netcat with a -l option so we can define the port and end the loop.

while TRUE; do { echo -e 'HTTP/1.1 200 OK\r\n'; cat /Users/ce/Desktop/fancy.pdf; } | nc -l 8000; done

You’ll then see standard agent information about visitors to your web server as follows (From a Firefox browser running on a Mac):

Host: 10.15.43.212:8000
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.14; rv:69.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/69.0
Accept: image/webp,/
Accept-Language: en-US,en;...

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Wednesday October 9

17:03
If your Mac is stuck on the 'Setting Up Your...

In certain circumstances, your Mac might be unable to quit the setup assistant, even though setup is complete. 

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13:02
Jamf After Dark Podcast: Conditionally Accessing All...
06:02
The Origin Of The Blue Meanies

Tuesday October 8

13:15
Learn about simplified data entry in Numbers for...

Numbers for iOS and iPadOS formats data based on what you enter. Learn how to change the format and enter data with the keyboard.

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08:47
About the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.5

This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.5.

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08:43
About the security content of iTunes 12.7.5 for...

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.7.5 for Windows.

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08:40
About the security content of Safari 11.1.1

This document describes the security content of Safari 11.1.1.

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08:24
About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10....

This document describes the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5, Security Update 2018-003 Sierra, Security Update 2018-003 El Capitan.

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08:19
About the security content of iOS 11.4

This document describes the security content of iOS 11.4.

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Friday October 4

18:30
The History of Computing: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing

Monday September 30

10:10
Episode 138 of the MacAdmins Podcast: Cool...
02:16
Programmatically Generate qrcodes on macOS

I recently needed to make device URLs easy for a service desk team to access. To do so I just piped the URLs into a little app called qrencode. First, I needed to install qrencode, which is pretty easy to do using brew:

brew install qrencode

Once installed, it’s trivial to pipe the quoted URL into the app with an output (or -o) into a png file. For example:

echo "http://thehistoryofcomputing.libsyn.com" | qrencode -o ~/Desktop/History.png

Once generated, you can use the camera on an iOS device to automatically open URLs by pointing them at the code and then tapping the notification that appears.

The post Programmatically Generate qrcodes on macOS appeared first on krypted.

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Sunday September 29

14:16
The History Of Computing Podcast: Smalltalk and...

Saturday September 28

15:55
Jamf Extension Attribute To Find ***Directories***...

I’ve written about .DS_Store files before (e.g. https://krypted.com/mac-os-x/no-more-ds_store-files/ to remove the files on file shares ). The .DS_Store is a ***file*** that has some custom attributes of the folder it’s in, such as a background image for the folder (e.g. in disk images with installers that get expanded and then show you a little arrow to copy the folder to the hard drive /Applications is a common use), spotlight comments, and then the .DS_Store also contains icon positions. This all goes back to Finder apps interpreting objects in a foreign file system kind of world.

Turns out that that a number of vendors have built exceptions for .DS_Store files because it makes programs run improperly sometimes. Therefore, if you call a folder .DS_Store, it’s a cute and fun place to hide things. Data needs to be set free and shouldn’t be hidden...

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Friday September 27

08:04
Lambda to Sign Configuration Profiles

Recently needed the ability to sign .mobileconfig files and didn’t want to rely on a private key being on a client device. This java project is meant to sign .mobileconfig files for distribution to iOS, tvOS, iPadOS and macOS devices. Built to be hosted in a Lambda so you don’t need to have keys in a client-side app (wouldn’t be too challenging to move to a Google Cloud Function). Download it at https://github.com/krypted/mobileconfigsigner

Lambda Input parameters, if you call if from a web or swift app:

  • bucketName – this is the name of the S3 bucket that will hold the pem files + file to sign
  • signerFile (e.g. ca.key in example source)- name of the file in S3 bucket; this file you supplied as part of the -signer variable
  • keyFile (e.g. key.pem in example source) – name of the file in S3 bucket; this file you supplied as part of the -inkey variable
  • certFile – (e.g. cert.pem in...
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04:00
Find Running Binaries Masquerading as Files

Binaries should not be called salesreports.doc or timesheet.pdf. If a file with a document extension is executing then it’s most likely bad. Like rulllll bad. So on a Mac, you can check what’s running in that context by piping ps output to grep and using the \| as an OR statement to check for files that match a few known document types, as follows:

ps aux | grep ‘.doc\|.pdf\|.png\|.docx\|.mpkg\|.pkg\|.xls\|.ods\|.xlsx\|.odt\|.key\|.htm\|.txt\|.csv\|.xml\|.json\|.pdf\|.ogg\|.rtf\|.dmp\|.aac\|.mp3\|.psg\|.mp4\|.m4a\|.gz\|.png\|.html\|.jpg\|.rss\|.jpeg\|.vb\|.wav\|.svg\|.bmp\|.pps\|.ppt\|.php\|.pptx\|.tiff\|.tif\|.gzip\|.wmv\|.zip\|.rar\|.bin\|.iso\|.sql\|.ico’

The post Find Running Binaries Masquerading as Files appeared first on krypted.

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Thursday September 26

09:00
Find all files with a single character name

Other than typesetting and indexing tools, most apps shouldn’t be creating files that have single character file names. To find all the files with single character file names on a Mac, you could use find and then awk for the length of the file name:

find / -type f -print| awk -F/ ' length($NF)  == 1 '

You could also use mdfind or another tool to list all files and pipe that to the same awk -F/ ‘ length($NF)  == 1 ‘ statement.

The post Find all files with a single character name appeared first on krypted.

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06:24
The History of Java: The Programming Language, Not...

Tuesday September 17

15:53
About the security content of iOS 12

This document describes the security content of iOS 12.

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15:51
About the security content of iOS 11.3

This document describes the security content of iOS 11.3.

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15:48
About the security content of iOS 12.1

This document describes the security content of iOS 12.1.

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15:43
About the security content of tvOS 12.1.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 12.1.1.

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15:38
About the security content of Safari 12.0.2

This document describes the security content of Safari 12.0.2.

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15:31
About the security content of iTunes 12.9.2 for...

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.9.2 for Windows.

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Wednesday September 11

14:29
About the security content of tvOS 12.1.2

This document describes the security content of tvOS 12.1.2.

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14:23
About the security content of iTunes 12.9.3 for...

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.9.3 for Windows.

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14:20
About the security content of Safari 12.0.3

This document describes the security content of Safari 12.0.3.

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14:18
About the security content of iOS 12.1.3

This document describes the security content of iOS 12.1.3.

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14:08
About the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.10

This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.10.

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13:58
About the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.12

This document describes the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.12.

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13:49
About the security content of iTunes for Windows 12....

This document describes the security content of iTunes for Windows 12.9.5.

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Monday August 26

10:36
About the security content of iOS 12.3

This document describes the security content of iOS 12.3.

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Tuesday August 6

21:52
About the security content of iOS 12.2

This document describes the security content of iOS 12.2.

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21:49
About the security content of tvOS 12.2

This document describes the security content of tvOS 12.2.

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21:47
About the security content of watchOS 5.2

This document describes the security content of watchOS 5.2.

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Thursday August 1

10:03
About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.4,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.4, Security Update 2019-002 High Sierra, Security Update 2019-002 Sierra.

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09:58
About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.5,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.5, Security Update 2019-003 High Sierra, Security Update 2019-003 Sierra.

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09:56
About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.1,...

This document describes the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.1, Security Update 2018-002 High Sierra, Security Update 2018-005 Sierra.

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09:48
About the security content of tvOS 12.3

This document describes the security content of tvOS 12.3.

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09:42
About the security content of tvOS 12

This document describes the security content of tvOS 12.

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09:37
About the security content of watchOS 5.2.1

This document describes the security content of watchOS 5.2.1.

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09:34
About the security content of watchOS 5

This document describes the security content of watchOS 5.

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09:31
About the security content of iTunes 12.8 for Windows

This document describes the security content of iTunes 12.8 for Windows.

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09:28
About the security content of tvOS 11.4

This document describes the security content of tvOS 11.4.

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09:25
About the security content of watchOS 4.3.1

This document describes the security content of watchOS 4.3.1.

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Thursday December 6

23:10
About the security content of iOS 12.1.1

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09:17
iPad: How to transfer or sync content to your...
 

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