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July 25, 2011 / David Bleeker

Mac OS X Lion makes the security grade

Apple’s newest operating system gets its usual parcel of flashy features — but also some major security upgrades

For Mac OS X users worried about security, the latest upgrade to Apple’s operating system should be enticing.

Unlike the last update, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Lion brings a number of key missing security features to the platform. Mac OS X 10.7 includes a complete implementation of the anti-exploitation feature known as Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR), better sandboxing of applications, and full disk encryption.  [read more]


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