Malware Security: Combating Viruses, Worms, and Root Kits
To many, the very mention of protecting a Mac against malware is actually a pretty inappropriate conversation. But it’s an obsession to many at Apple. And because they do a pretty darn good job of protecting users, there’s not a lot of concern that needs to be had. However, some caution goes a long way in case things get through Apple’s vaunted defense system. That build-in defense system includes technologies like Xprotect, which is like a built-in signature-based anti-virus solution, LSQuarantine, which marks anything downloaded as protected, SIP, which protects Apple’s protected space and drivers from infection by third party software, and a robust signing requirement, which makes it difficult for a user to get malware on their system. But it can happen, so we’ll look at what you need to do when it does.