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February 23, 2012

Mac OS X Mountain Lion’s Gatekeeper Not Enough to Fight Malware

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:15 am

By: Fahmida Y. Rashid, eWeek

Gatekeeper is “designed to drive up costs and effort” for developing malware on OS X, said Roel Schouwenberg, a senior researcher with Kaspersky Lab. However, he didn’t think Gatekeeper would “bring a stop to OS X malware.” With Gatekeeper, Apple is tacitly admitting that Mac malware does exist and that it’s increasing. Apple is trying to counter the threat by make it more expensive and difficult for cyber-criminals to develop malicious applications. Developers can either go through the Apple’s vetting process to get listed in the Mac App Store or sign up for a developer account and receive a valid digital certificate to sign the software. If Apple finds out a developer is releasing malicious programs, it can revoke the certificate, forcing the developer to try to obtain a new certificate.

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