NSAs Mac Hardening Tips

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mrgreen4242, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

    mrgreen4242

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  2. Mpulsive81 macrumors 6502

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    Good find! I've been using my admin account since I bought it a couple years ago. I've been thinking of reformatting to "tidy up" and starting from scratch with a secondary account for a while. Hindsight biased applies here but it makes sense.
     
  3. mrgreen4242 thread starter macrumors 601

    mrgreen4242

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    There were a few good nonobvious tips in there. Not running as admin is sort of a general securty rule, but providing a list of service to disable is handy, as was the idea of resetting the file permissions on your user directories.

    All in all, pretty basic stuff, but I think that is a good indication of the overall security of OSX. It's not airtight, but it doesn't take much to lock it down from the default state.
     

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