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Updated XProtectWatch now with terminal-notifier

XProtectWatch 1.1.0 (now with terminal-notifier support) I have updated XProtectWatch to now utilize terminal-notifier “a command-line tool to send Mac OS X User Notifications, which are available in Mac OS X 10.8”. To install terminal-notifier is pretty simple, as I have also created a script that you can run that will download the latest terminal-notifier zip file from, unzip, and move to your /Applications folder (where my script expect terminal-notifier to exist). [ Read More... ]

JAMF Software Casper Suite in an Amazon EC2 Cloud

JAMF Software Casper Suite in an Amazon EC2 Cloud

I had the interesting opportunity of installing the Casper Suite on an Amazon EC2 Cloud server and wanted to post my findings on the subject for other future “cloud” users. Overall the process is very simple, as you can configure a Windows 2008 R2 Server or Linux server via one of Amazon’s Quick Launch Configurations. I’ll review technically what was needed for the environment along with a couple of “gotchas”. [ Read More... ]

XProtect updated - 2013.02.26

On Feb 19, 2013 11:48 PM Topher Kessler releases his article for CNET that New Mac malware opens secure reverse shell is out, “but has not yet been determined to be much of a threat”. His article properly sources Intego’s original article on the matter. In short it uses a modified implementation of openssl to establish a secure connection to a remote server thus creating a botnet or Command and Control (C&C) environment. [ Read More... ]

‘The Switcher Chronicles’ - Screen Shots

Confession, I FORCED my wife to be a “switcher”. Yes, I forced her to start using OS X, because Christmas 2012 I purchased a new laptop for her at her request (she didn’t specify a brand… and um… yeah… I’m not buying a PC). This may come to a shock for some people as: [ Read More... ]