Hardening OS X Lion (10.7)

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I was delighted by a recent post on the SANS web site from Johannes B. Ullrich. In his article he lists 5 documents that deal with hardening OSX. For those that don’t know, hardening is the process is securing a computer by reducing the vulnerable attack surface. I was only aware of the Apple documentation and not the others. Ullrich notes that the Apple documents do not cover OS X Lion (10.7). This is disappointing as I would have thought that Apple would have been more proactive given their increasing market share.

Anyway the list included below and anyone exposing an Apple to the internet is advised to check the documents to make sure that they have enabled sufficient sheilding to withstand probes and attacks.

Apple, NSA Guide, Mac Shadows, University of Texas, Center for Internet Security

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