Chapter 7. Security and OS X

Leopard and Tiger Evasion

The following sections cover some exploitation techniques, tricks, and features of both Mac Operating System (OS) X Tiger and Leopard, using real-world scenarios for explaining and demonstrating the concepts behind them. Technical references to existing projects, code, and documentation are used thoroughly for completeness, and it’s highly recommended that you read them as well.

Application Firewall

Leopard came with certain hype about its improved, revamped firewall functionality, gathering noticeable interest from the security community. Its design could be described as a hybrid of application ...

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