So about 25 years ago, this happened. By which I literally mean this, right here, where I’m posting this: The WorldWideWeb. 25 years. Twenty-five. And one of the results: The world isn’t getting worse — our information is getting better, says Ray Kurzweil; and I just might start autoreplying with this on Facebook: This is ‘by far the best time in human history’ — despite what you might read on Facebook.
Doesn’t mean there aren’t any problems left:
- NIST declares the age of SMS-based 2-factor authentication over.
- Snowden Designs a Device to Warn if Your iPhone’s Radios Are Snitching.
- “BlueCoat now has a CA signed by Symantec” — Untrusting an intermediate CA on OS X.
- Disable Find My Mac by Resetting NVRAM.
- You’ve got 2FA on your domain registrar, right? On Cybersecurity and Being Targeted.
- Oops: Microsoft leaks its Golden Key, unlocking Windows Secure Boot and exposing the danger of backdoors.
- Frequent password changes are the enemy of security (via Chris Adams).
- Clever phishing: This is what Apple should tell you when you lose your iPhone.
- Maybe no more Dubai: Using a VPN in the UAE is now prohibited and you could face fines of up to $545,000.
- Remember Ray? The DNC Should Never Have Been Running Its Own Email Server.
- Don’t Trust Sourceforge Downloads. Still.
- Though no Sierra for my trusty Mac Pro, Early 2009: Sierra’s new system requirements. Sniff.
- Prepare your institution for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra (via Rich Trouton).
- Hopefully fixed by release: Xcode 8 Illegal Hard Links Prevent Cloning.
- Der Flounder: Apple-installed applications not responding to keyboard or mouse input.
- 3 obscure but essential MacBook Air add-ons. That TarDisk sounds like data-loss-waiting-to-happen…
- “Apple just announced their first security bounty”.
- Stack Overflow: Documentation! Cf. Stack Documentation.
- Thanks, François! Max: NoMAD.
- Fraser Speirs: The Problem with Managed Apple IDs and iTunes U.
- Bye, bye: Kagi Shuts Down After Falling Prey to Fraud; cf. Farewell Kagi – The end of an e-commerce era.
- Bye, bye? Skype – the journey we’ve been on (via Michael Tsai).
- Bye, bye? “Salesforce buys word processing app Quip”.
- Because you really wanted to try this yourself: “This is what happens if you poke a hole in your phone’s battery with a knife”.
- Look, I’m not telling you Swisscom is consistently slow and expensive, but I am happily pointing to this comparison by dschungelkompass.ch.
- Again, not me: “Only when you have used Outlook seriously for a few days do you fully appreciate how far Google has come with mail, calendar and docs”.
Sorry for not making it last month, but I’ll do my best to show up at Gloria next week on Thursday, 18 August 2016, from 18:45, for the [MacSysAdmin] Bier #56, while we continue to wait for our new iPhones…