Apple announces details of the privacy and security features of macOS Mojave
During the WWDC, Apple announced more details about the privacy and security features that will appear in the macOS Mojave in the Platforms State of the Union Event for developers. First of all, Apple has extended privacy protection to cameras, microphones, and various sensitive user data – including email data, message history, Safari data, time machine backups, iTunes devices, location and connection, system cookies, and more.
In macOS Mojave, applying all APIs and direct access to resources will require permission from the requesting user, and users will also be able to access their security preferences directly through system preferences.
For apps that are not distributed through the Mac App Store, they need to be signed by the developer. Apple will also introduce Notarize’s certification assessment program into the new system, designed to detect malware more quickly and provide Apple with more detailed certification revocation tools. The process of notarization will allow macOS Mojave to ensure that the third-party non-App Store downloaded mac apps can be dual-approved by Apple and contain no malicious code. Apple will also require all developers to sign Developer ID applications to go through this process to install.
Apple also introduced the strongest run-time protection mechanism, extending system integrity protection measures to ensure that code injection and other malicious actions do not undermine system integrity. macOS Mojave will also mark separately created passwords, allowing users to create more unique passwords. In addition, Safari will also incorporate multiple anti-tracking and privacy improvements to keep browsing habits private.
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