“There are three ways to attack a computer — gain physical access, hit it over the network, or trick the user into running something they shouldn’t,” Rich Mogull reports for TidBITS. “Macs are reasonably well protected against two of the three.”
“For physical and network attacks, we Mac users are in pretty good shape,” Mogull reports. “But the third kind of attack? Well that’s a bit of a problem, since we humans, even the most paranoid of us, can fall prey to trickery. It’s a problem we haven’t had very good solutions for… until now.”
Mogull reports, “Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion includes a transformative security technology called Gatekeeper. It’s a major new advance in operating system security designed to reduce dramatically the ability of an attacker to trick users into installing malicious software. It could be the key to preventing a future widespread malware epidemic.”
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