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  • Apple Vision Pro Lacks Lockdown Mode

    This post is more of a quick PSA. I have been breaking in my new Apple Vision Pro and I was surprised to see that it doesn’t support Lockdown Mode. There is no option to enable Lockdown Mode at the bottom of the “Privacy & Settings” screen in the Settings...

  • If You Skip the Microsoft Account Sign-In During Windows 11 Home Setup, It Will Skip Protecting Your Drive Encryption Key

    Blissful Ignorance When I did a fresh install of Windows 11 Home on one of my PCs, I used one of the unofficial, unsupported, yet well known and commonly used tricks to get through the setup process without having to sign in with a Microsoft account. I set up my...

  • Is This An iCloud Advanced Data Protection Encryption Bug?

    TL;DR It does not look to me like the encryption keys used to secure iCloud data in the Advanced Data Protection regime are changed (i.e. rotated) as needed to provide the promised level of security. I base this claim on my research using Apple’s own tools, open source disclosures, and...