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Apple Core Rot: macOS Catalina Fails to Update Critical Security Settings

I reported on this bug perhaps a year ago: no number of software update cycles updates security settings leaving Macs exposed and vulnerable.

The proof is running 'software update' at the command line, which shows that a bunch of security stuff had not been downloaded!

While I had not had Install System data files and security updates turned on I did/do have “Check for Updates” turned on. I have enabled Install System data files and security updates because apparently no check is made unless you also automatically install. Dsign insanity.

diglloyd-MacPro:JavaVirtualMachines lloyd$ softwareupdate -ia --include-config-data
Software Update Tool
Finding available software
Downloading Gatekeeper Compatibility Data
Downloading MRTConfigData
Downloading XProtectPlistConfigData
Downloaded XProtectPlistConfigData
Downloaded MRTConfigData
Downloaded Gatekeeper Compatibility Data
Installing Gatekeeper Compatibility Data, MRTConfigData, XProtectPlistConfigData
Done with Gatekeeper Compatibility Data
Done with MRTConfigData
Done with XProtectPlistConfigData
Done.

Some GUI tools are available for this stuff at https://eclecticlight.co/lockrattler-systhist/. Call me confused though on what status like “1.45 should be 1.45” means... at the least it is confusing.

ElecticLight.co application SilentKnight showing macOS security status

 


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