View Full Version : Mac Security: Identifying Changes to the File System
Nov 8, 2005, 12:03 PM
Category: Mac OS X
Link: Mac Security: Identifying Changes to the File System (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20051108130346)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
Approved by Mudbug
Nov 8, 2005, 01:14 PM
Be sure to read the comments below too.
CheckMate that checksums critical system files and can alert you when they change, all nicely packaged up as a control panel. If you do not feel confident in your scripting skills, but want to be prepared, this will help.
Worth a look as well.
Nov 8, 2005, 02:31 PM
A good article.
Also of possible interest is the open source Tripwire (http://sourceforge.net/projects/tripwire/) package. It appears to do the same thing that the article's home-brewed scripts do.
I wonder if the "mtree" tool is what Disk Utility uses when you check/repair permissions. It seems like it could easily be used in that capacity.