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Corsaire offers Leopard security, hardening tips

updated 08:45 pm EDT, Wed August 20, 2008

Leopard security guide

The name Corsair is probably best known as a company that supplies memory chips for Macs, but there's another Corsaire -- spelled with an "e" -- that researches computer security issues. The latter is out with a new "Security White Paper" targeting Mac OS X Leopard users. The 54-page report goes into extensive detail on best practices for "hardening" individual machines and Mac Networks. The company says the guide may be useful for system administrators wishing to "enforce an organization-wide desktop security policy."

The report explains new security features in Leopard, including sandboxing, application tagging, the application-level firewall, input manager restrictions, code signing and more. The White Paper provides specific recommendations for "hardening" Mac OS X 10.5 networks across an entire organization. The author uses screenshots and diagrams to throughout, and offers a list of reference material that could prove handy to network administrators.

Securing Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 is available as a free download from Corsaire.

by MacNN Staff



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