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Corsaire releases Mac OS X Leopard Security White Paper Aug 20 2008 08:47PM
Todd Woodward (todd_woodward symantec com)
This week, Surrey, U.K.-based security research firm Corsaire released
"Securing Mac OS X Leopard (10.5)."

The whitepaper, by Daniel Cuthbert, is an "updated version of the
Securing Mac OS X Tiger (10.4) and includes the new security features
offered by Mac OS X Leopard (10.5)."

An excerpt of the Introduction:

"Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) continues in the tradition of the previous
operating system, Tiger, by providing one of the most secure default
installations of any desktop operating system. The operating system also
includes new features and additional tools to help users manage the
security of their data. The install follows the accepted best practice
of disabling network services unless explicitly requested by the user,
and the default security settings suit the needs of most users in a
workstation scenario.

"While the default installation provides a relatively secure system, it
may not always meet organisational security requirements.

"This guide is aimed at users in environments requiring stronger
security controls in their operating system, making full use of the
protection features offered by Mac OS X 10.5. It may also be of use to
System Administrators wishing to enforce an organisation-wide desktop
security policy."

Available for download from their Technical White Papers site :

http://research.corsaire.com/whitepapers/technical.html

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Todd D. Woodward
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