Chapter    8

Malware Security: Combating Viruses, Worms, and Root Kits

To many, the very mention of protecting a Mac against malware is actually a pretty inappropriate conversation. But it’s an obsession to many at Apple. And because they do a pretty darn good job of protecting users, there’s not a lot of concern that needs to be had. However, some caution goes a long way in case things get through Apple’s vaunted defense system. That build-in defense system includes technologies like Xprotect, which is like a built-in signature-based anti-virus solution, LSQuarantine, which marks anything downloaded as protected, SIP, which protects Apple’s protected space and drivers from infection by third party software, and a robust signing requirement, ...

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