27 June 2008 @ 7:13What Snow Leopard needs

Dino Dai Zovi has a fairly comprehensive list of the security-related features he hopes Snow Leopard will implement.

  • Real ASLR (address space layout randomization).
  • Full use of hardware-enforced Non-eXecutable memory (NX).
  • Default 64-bit native execution for any security-sensitive processes.
  • Sandbox policies for Safari, Mail.app, and third-party applications.
  • Mandatory code signing for any kernel extensions.

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