LONDON – Security researcher Linus Henze handed over all the detail of a macOS Keychain bug he discovered, AppleInsider reported. This is despite not receiving any money from Apple. The company does not have a bug bounty program. Mr. Henze had previously withheld the information. He wanted Apple to start offering a bug bounty for security flaws researchers bring them. He discovered an exploit which allowed apps to see passwords held in the macOS Mojave keychain.
German teenager Linus Henze has sent Apple full details of a Keychain security exploit that he demonstrated in early February, and has done so despite the company ignoring his previous conditions. Henze says that he has decided to reveal the details to Apple because the bug he’s found “is very critical and because the security of macOS users is important to me.”
The third public beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 is out two weeks after the second beta to developers.
The macOS Mojave update can be downloaded using the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store after downloading the appropriate profile from Apple’s beta testing website. Apple’s beta testing site gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas.
macOS Mojave 10.14.4 will bring Apple News in Canada, Touch ID Safari Autofill, and automatic Dark Mode in Safari.
A flaw in macOS Mojave can expose your Safari browsing history. Developer Jeff Johnson discovered this on February 8.
Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont for a chat about the 35th Anniversary of the Macintosh and Mojave upgrade updates.
Other World Computing publishes a fantastic blog for customers called Rocket Yard. Here’s a link to one from December by Tom Nelson that covers what works in macOS Mojave and what still does not. It’s full of technical insights and screenshots. It is current as of version 10.14.2.
macOS Mojave has a lot of nice new features. John lists five of his favorites that make life better for him.
Bryan Chaffin comes by to discuss Apple’s guidance adjustment and John Martellaro chats about his Mojave upgrade with host Kelly Guimont.
John had macOS Mojave running on his MacBook all along, but the holidays brought the opportunity to upgrade his production Mac to Mojave as well. He had some interesting experiences.
Bryan Chaffin is joined by John Kheit to discuss what Mr. Kheit calls the pornification of software. They also look back at and grade Apple’s new product releases in 2018. It being these two, they are surprisingly upbeat, while still being cranky as can be.
Developers can now access analytics from apps in the new macOS Mojave App Store via the App Store Connect service.
Microsoft upgraded Office 365 with Dark Mode in Mojave and compatibility with the Apple’s Continuity Camera tool, plus some smaller changes.
Today’s Quick Tip is an interesting one (if we do say so ourselves). Did you know you can use one Mac in your house as a Time Machine destination for another? How very very odd. We’ll go over the oddness in its entirety in this article!
Reddit users noted last week a developer had submitted support for the feature in Chromium – the open source browser that Chrome is built on.
macOS Mojave 10.14.2 includes support for RTT (real-time text) for Wi-Fi calling, makes it easier to move a story from the Apple News app to Safari, and fixes an AirPlay bug involving third-party speakers.
Dave’s back from MacTech and boy is his brain tired from absorbing as much knowledge as he could. He and John talk through a bunch of that, including some important new APFS knowledge, Cool Stuff Found, and a plethora of Quick Tips. Plus, of course, your two favorite geeks answer your questions. All this and more… press play and enjoy!
If you need a High Sierra installer and you try to download it on your Mac running Mojave, it may seem like you’re out of luck if you search the App Store or look through your purchases there. But we’ve got the trick on how to do it in today’s Quick Tip!
Mojave’s new Screenshot program, which probably landed in your Dock after you upgraded, is pretty nifty. But if you want to change the location where it saves its screenshots, how do you do it? We’ve got the details in today’s Quick Tip!
It’s download time for developers because macOS Mojave 10.14.1 Developer Beta 5 is out.
Pixelmator Pro 1.2 for the Mac is out with macOS Mojave Dark Mode support, along with new Automator actions.
Apple updated its privacy website on Wednesday. The site now details security improvements in macOS Mojave and iOS 12, end-to-end encryption for Screen Time and Group FaceTime, improvements to no-tracking for websites, and more. It also includes links for managing your privacy with Apple devices and services, and Apple’s transparency in privacy report. It’s great to see the effort Apple is putting into protecting user privacy, especially since so many other companies are playing fast and loose with our data.