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3. macOS Security

Drew Smith1 
Cincinnati, OH, USA

It is debatable if macOS is really more secure than Windows, but Apple has gained a reputation that a Mac is less susceptible to malware and privacy breaches than other platforms. Much of Apple’s security and privacy services have continued to evolve over the last several iterations of macOS, with Mojave and Catalina placing an even greater emphasis on sandboxing and user acknowledgement. This chapter explores both hardware and software security and privacy controls that Mac system administrators must be familiar with.

Mac Hardware Security

Basic EFI Boot Security

Every modern Mac features ...

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