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Mac® OS X Security by Brian Wotring, Preston Norvell, Bruce Potter

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Introduction

This book is about security. Specifically, it is about understanding security issues with Mac OS X. From the basic framework of the operating system, to host-based security, to integration into an enterprise network, this book covers it all.

Mac OS X is a powerful operating system. It contains new security features that go above and beyond previous versions of Mac OS. There are keychains to store passwords. Disk volumes can be encrypted so other users cannot read your data. Permissions on files and directories can be controlled on a user and group basis. It is interoperable with more industry standards and operating systems than previous versions of Mac OS ever aspired to. With NetInfo, large-scale users and resource management is ...

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