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Apple improves security protections in macOS Mojave

2018-6-5    Editor:Edith

macOS Mojave is the latest version of the Mac operating system, unveiled today during Apple's WWDC conference.

MacOS Mojave

Apple executives converged in San Jose on Monday to show off the latest version of the Mac operating system to its gaggle of eager developers.


Breaking from its high country nomenclature, Apple has titled its new operating system macOS Mojave, and it aims to merge popular iOS features with the Mac ecosystem, clean up the desktop view, and improve security protections.


On the security front, macOS Mojave does more to keep users' private data private. For starters, Apple's protections that check with users before granting app access are extending to the camera and microphone, as well as to sensitive aspects of the file system such as mail, messages, and backups.


In enhancements to Safari's dramatic tracking detection, Apple is closing the loophole that let things like share buttons and comment fields track users automatically. Now, users will see a popup notification asking if they want to grant permission.


Mojave also makes it harder for trackers to create a unique fingerprint based on system information by only showing simplified system data. In effect, your Mac will look like everyone else's Mac, and it will be much harder for data companies -- including Facebook -- to identify and track you, Apple's software chief Craig Federighi said.


Other new features in Mojave include Dark Mode, a feature that Apple says makes photographic content pop off of the screen.


There's also the Dynamic Desktop feature, and a revamped Finder, and Desktop Stacks, which automatically arranges files on the desktop by tag, date, type, and more. Auto-organized and new files automatically go into their respective stacks.

Source from:ZDnet