Ma­cos Mojave app per­mis­sions

Ma­cos Mojave of­fers new con­trols to pre­vent apps from gain­ing un­wanted ac­cess.

Macworld (USA) - - Contents - BY GLENN FLEISHMAN

The Mac has avoided wide­spread mal­ware, and Ap­ple tries to keep ahead of the ways in which ma­li­cious soft­ware can gain a foothold in ma­cos. In 2015 with El Cap­i­tan, that was Sys­tem In­tegrity Pro­tec­tion ( go. mac­world.com/sinp), to keep sys­tem files from be­ing mod­i­fied. Sierra in 2017 re­moved an op­tion to al­low un­signed Mac apps ( go.mac­world.com/sign) to run with­out a prompt.

Now in Mojave, ma­cos has forced apps to re­quest cer­tain kinds of sys­tem­level priv­i­leges for be­hav­ior that it gen­er­ally al­lowed in pre­vi­ous re­leases. In some cases with older apps that haven’t been up­dated, you have to take a man­ual step to keep them work­ing, too.

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