If you’re afraid about your computer being ruined by faulty peripherals, MacOS Ventura might be reassuring. According to report, before USB-C and Thunderbolt devices can transfer data on M1- and M2-based Macs, Ventura will demand user approval. You won’t have to worry about someone delivering malware to your machine by just putting in a thumb drive, or about a poorly-designed product transferring bad data to your machine.
The policy is turned on by default, however it has no effect on accessories connected to your Mac during the OS upgrade. External monitors, power adapters, and goods connected to already-approved hubs will not be blocked. Even if a device is blocked, it will continue to charge, so you can use your computer to top up a friend’s phone.
This won’t stop devices from frying ports due to electrical surges. However, on top of USB-requirement C’s for encrypted authentication certificates, this might add a significant layer of security. You’ll have the final say on data access, and you might just be able to stop a malicious gadget from causing any harm.
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