Chapter 1. Macintosh OS X Boot Process and Forensic Software

Introduction

“The computer for the rest of us” was never considered much of a hacker’s platform. The original Mac didn’t even have arrow keys (or a control key, for that matter), forcing the user to stop what he was doing, take his hands off the keyboard, and use the mouse. The Mac’s case was sealed so tight, a special tool known as the “Mac cracker” was made to break it open. It was a closed machine, an information appliance. The expansionless design and sealed case of the Mac stood in ...

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