A common misconception in the Mac
community is that Mac's operating system is more secure than others. While this might be true in certain cases, security
on the Mac
is still a crucial issue. When sharing is enabled or remote control applications are installed, Mac
OS X faces a variety of security
OS X Snow Leopard is a definitive, expert-driven update of the popular, slash-dotted first edition and was written in part as a companion to the SANS Institute course for Mac
OS X. It contains detailed Mac
OS X security
information, and walkthroughs on securing systems, including the new Snow Leopard operating system.
Using the SANS Institute course as a sister, this book caters to both the beginning home user and the seasoned security
professional not accustomed to the Mac, establishing best practices for Mac
OS X for a wide audience.