Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Mar 2011 00:28 UTC
Mac OS X It's sad to see that even after all these years, we still have to write articles like this one. It's all over the web right now: a new backdoor Mac OS X trojan discovered! Code execution! Indicative of rise in Mac malware! Until, of course, you actually take a look at what's going on, and see that not only is it not in the wild, it can't really do anything because it's a beta.
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RE[4]: Maybe I'm crazy...
by Neolander on Wed 2nd Mar 2011 10:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Maybe I'm crazy..."
Neolander
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OSX provides the feature, sure, but is it really pushed forward ?

Do the Apple guys put agressive sandboxing in Xcode's basic application, as a default Xcode setting ? Do they mention sandboxing in their tutorials and doc ? Sure, if it's just some random feature lying around along with the thousand of others, things are certainly not likely to change... Until the day where security issues will become critical, that is, and that day Apple will have no choice but to *brutally* sandbox everything, the UAC way (and we both know how effective this is, as you mention it in your comment).

Edited 2011-03-02 10:40 UTC

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