Domain Name scam
Ben shared a piece of mail he received indicating one of his domain names had expired and requesting payment. These are scams — throw them away. The typical annual fee is $12 versus the $50 theses scammers ask for. Do not give them your information.
Apple's recent T2 chip vulnerability in the news
See, Apple's T2 chip has an unfixable vulnerability that could allow root access. This is a low-security threat. Most people can avoid the exploit by maintaining physical security, and not plugging in unverified USB-C devices.
USB Condoms are a thing!
- Spot check your devices to confirm they are encrypted and have endpoint protection
- NEW FEATURE - App Report
- Shows Adobe, Apple and Microsoft apps
- Note that Keynote updates can break collaboration because all users must be on the same version
- Sorting and searching options by device name, app name, and app version.
- if your macOS is not 10.14 or newer by November 20th you will stop receiving Microsoft Office 365 security updates
- See, Upgrade macOS to continue receiving Microsoft 365 and Office for Mac updates
Purchasing new Macs
- In general, don't delay a new Mac purchase due to waiting on new chips. See, Macs Switching from Intel Chips to Apple Silicon—Answers to Your Questions
- Apple does have a 14-day return policy if the new chips arrive after your purchase and this is important to you