A few months ago the new operating system OS X Lion was released by Apple and was said to have more than 250 new features. I see a lot of security features that Snow Leopard didn’t have or didn’t do well that I think make this OS Roar. What are your thoughts? Does it Roar or Meow?
ASLR: short for Address Space Layout Randomization this feature makes it harder to exploit bugs by changing the memory location where the shell code and other components are loaded. From reports I have read this feature works much better now than it did with Snow Leopard.
Fire Vault Technology: has been revamped to include such functions as full disk encryption which allows for the entire drive to be encrypted, instant wipe which removes the encryption key making the data inaccessible
Remove all website data: is a feature that can be implemented to have Safari remove all cookies, flash plug in as well as other information that websites store about users.
Application Sandboxing: limits the operations an application can perform which makes it difficult for a security threat to take advantage of application or system.
Parental Control: the feature allows for you to control the amount of time your kids spend on the computer, sites they visit and people they chat with.
Password Assistant: helps you to create strong passwords to use.
Phishing: Safari can now detect fraudulent websites and sends you a message letting you know that the site might have a phishing scam.