Jeff Johnson of @lapcatsoftware has just published an excellent technical article looking at controversial issues over hardening, sandboxing, […]
How the quarantine flag for apps and that for docs opened in sandboxed apps differ, and why there are now so many quarantine flags to trip us up.
Unlike iOS, OS X does not require apps to run in a sandbox. But when they do, there are important benefits to the user.
How apps can opt to set the quarantine flag on files they create, and how macOS can override that to protect you.
We take for granted that our files remain uncorrupted, but know that isn’t always true. How can we fix or even detect such changes?
I hope that you enjoyed Saturday’s Mac Riddles, episode 37. Here are my solutions to them. 1: the […]
Where does Apple warn the user that four stray files in an unprotected folder are specially protected by the Sandbox kernel extension?
What are the risks of ransomware on the Mac at the moment? What protection is there from it?
The behaviour of quarantine flags, SIP flags, and the mysterious new com.apple.macl attribute, which never ceases to puzzle.
App translocation, signature checks, XProtect and more explained, with key messages from the log to help you diagnose problems.