Mac Security: Identifying Changes to the File System

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  1. macrumors bot

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    Seasought

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    #2
    Bookmarked :)

    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.
     
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    shamino

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    A good article.

    Also of possible interest is the open source 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.
     

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