German Researcher Gives Apple Details of Mojave Keychain Flaw, Despite no Bug Bounty

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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.”

Public macOS Mojave 10.14.4 Beta 3 Is Out

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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.

What Works in macOS Mojave. What Doesn't

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macOS Mojave on MacBook Pro

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.

Apple Updates Privacy Website with macOS Mojave and iOS 12 Details

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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.

Apple Updates Privacy Website with macOS Mojave and iOS 12 Details