Archive for the 'Security' Category

Fix The Sandbox

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Apple’s getting a lot of press this week about their forthcoming 10.8 “Mountain Lion” update to Mac OS X. One of its key features will be a security feature called “Gatekeeper” that will allow users to avoid launching apps from developers who are not registered with Apple. If you are not already familiar with Gatekeeper, […]

Sandbox Corners

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Apple’s sandboxing technologies make it possible to control at a very fine-grain system level exactly which system resources an application should be allowed to access. It offers control over reading and writing ¬†files, opening ¬†network resources, and much more. I’m really excited about sandboxing and also really terrified. Apple has given us, thus far, a […]

Safari Keychain Woes

Friday, July 29th, 2011

I’ve been running OS X Lion for a long time and generally enjoying it. But at some point along the line, Safari 5.1 stopped correctly inserting my keychain passwords into forms for me. For the longest time, I assumed it was simple mistakes: I had neglected to ever approve “remember this password,” or I had […]