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Old 01-26-2012, 06:44 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by M Paquette View Post
It's fairly hard to do. The system uses both signed applications, a means of cryptographically verifying that an application is what it says it is and is uncorrupted, and a thing called the Application Firewall in addition to the standard IP firewall.

Mac OS X v10.5, 10.6: About the Application Firewall

Little Snitch sits atop the built in firewalls, and programs the firewalls per your settings. It uses the firewall triggers to produce its reports.
That is a pretty sophisticated setup. Does Zone Alarm do that nowadays or does it just close off outbound ports you select? It would seem that a defense that verifies apps would be a pretty good defense against keyloggers.

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