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checks the signed hash of the application against the current hash and keeps the application from starting if it differs because obviously something altered the application.
You can override this and it will not ask you again.
You can configure which kind of signature to accept: Only App-Store Applications or any registered developer.
Or you can switch it off completely, which is stupid.
What you mentioned are the file-quarantine extended attributes that are set by Safari et al if a file has been downloaded from the net.
On the initial run of a quarantined binary this enforces verifying the users intention and a check against a list of known malware.
Files from some known well-known applications are quarantined per default or developers can turn this feature on for their application.
This is a measure against unintentional execution of unknown binaries (drive-by-download?) and - again - it can be disabled.
> Why would anyone ever download Xcode from the Apple Developer web site or the Mac App Store?
I think the current theory is that the big firewall of china made the download so slow that people used local copies.
> I know I had to [disable gatekeeper] because of the number of tools I use as a software developer that wouldn't run otherwise.
I don't want to publicly question your qualifications as a software developer but please explain which tools exactly malfunction made you feel like (permanently?) disabling gatekeeper...
Basically I think that someone who considers disabling gatekeeper to be a good idea should not have an admin account on a Mac. But I may be wrong.
> Two things.. one, almost all of these porn sites are not in the UK so basically won't give a shit.
That's why you will really need mandatory filtering in the UK, soon.
Won't anyone think of the children?
Also not every cop is incompetent, [...]
Not every cop is incompetent, but at least we can say for sure: Every cop is below a certain IQ-threshold
Maybe a Panic Button is too abstract, but a year ago I saw somewhere a WiFi enabled Plush Toy that a kid could press to send (and receive) a message to an absent parent anywhere on the net.
I guess that a device like this could be used even before a kid can clearly speak and the kid would be used to it being a means of contacting daddy.
before organizations like Greenpeace are on the list of sites to block?
> then you'd have all the Anita Sarkeesians of the world whining again and telling us to fix it.
You want to say that actually, it's about ethics in recruiting policies?
so let's get rid of it.
From the article:
> This is the third malware disruption by Microsoft since the November unveiling of the Microsoft Cybercrime Center
> —a center of excellence for advancing the global fight against cybercrime.
How clueless do you have to be to reach that level of excellence in Microsoft?
I mean, where do you live if you don't know that no-ip has a huge customer base and that tampering with their DNS just might be a difficult thing to do? You have no place in IT if you don't know this.
> significant power demands in the winter when electricity is used for heating
In Germany almost nobody is using electricity for heating because it's stupid.
And the houses are often well insulated.
> What I see is no different than homeopathic remedies vs traditional medicine.
I have to rethink my impression of organic food not (though this might be different in Europe and with the organic labels we have).
But I'm confident that homeopathic pesticides are safest. (i.e. washing the food)
The article even links to this blog on scientific american:
All power corrupts, but we need electricity.