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Malware Security: Combating Viruses, Worms, and Root Kits

  • Charles Edge
  • Daniel O’Donnell

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Trojan Horse Malicious Code Infected File Shell Script Antivirus Software 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Charles Edge and Daniel O’Donnell 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Edge
    • 1
  • Daniel O’Donnell
    • 1
  1. 1.MNUS

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