Quotes about the September 2019 Avidmaggedon

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Mr. Macintosh Blog[edit]

"Late Yesterday some #MacAdmins started to report that a few of their systems would not boot properly." [1]

Avid Technology[edit]

"root cause for a reboot issue... is unrelated to Avid" [2]

Google Employee Craig - Chrome Support Manager[edit]

"Chrome update may have shipped with a bug that damages the file system on some macOS machines with System Integrity Protection (SIP) disabled"

"If your computer is on OS X 10.11 or later and you haven’t taken steps to disable SIP, this issue cannot affect you." [3]

Marianna Montague[edit]

"Many Mac users in the editing field try to gleen as much use out of their Mac's and as such, when the OS is updated, a driver or something like TB doesnt work well. They disable SIP, install the "driver(s) needed, and then dont enable SIP back."[4]

"Another common scanario.... cloning to update many many systems. If the cloned drive has SIP off, the units upgaded end up that way. Had a sight with 85 down and that was why.... chrome keystone update, SIP disables and 10.12.6."[5]

apostacy on Hacker News forum[edit]

"My biggest liability now is not malware, but updates! " [6]

security researcher Sean Wright[edit]

this sort of issue “does not help with the push to encourage people to regularly update their software.” [7]