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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Apple releases Mac OS X security guide

Apple released its Security Configuration Guide for Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” on Monday, a 240-page document that describes ways for sophisticated Mac users to further secure their systems.

The manual includes an overview of the Mac OS X’s security architecture and advice on hardening the operating system against external attackers as well as locking down the system to protect against unauthorized access by people with physical access to the system.

“Certain instructions in the guides are complex, and deviation could result in serious adverse effects on the computer and its security,” Apple said in an introduction to the Security Configuration Guides.

Posted on 06/03