Sneaking past the Gatekeeper
Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:15 AM
Close, but Louis was the Keymaster; it was Dana (Sigourney Weaver) who was the Gatekeeper.
Agreed, though, that I would much rather have an image of Rick Moranis in that dialog however (e.g. http://www.filmjunk....kmoranisgb3.jpg ;-)
Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:41 PM
Risky, maybe, but I just really dislike my computer meddling with my affairs. If I double-click something, it's because I want to open it.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:27 PM
So it is!
Well, guess I'll have to petition Apple to rename Keychain Access to Keymaster.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:02 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:04 PM
This makes zero sense, the OS is interferring with both dialogs. GateKeeper only asks once as well. Once you've successfully launched it never asks again. If you turn GateKeeper back on and the apps you've already launched will still launch.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:39 PM
As to whether it's worth using, it represents an incremental improvement in security. Because you can adjust it to suit your preferemces, it's not bulletproof. It does, however, highlight the advantages of Apple's software distribution model. Nor is it something that can easily be reproduced on Windows or Linux, so it adds some luster to the Apple ecosystem. At a time when Apple is doing a number of things that rub me the wrong way, I can only applaud their efforts to take Mac security more seriously. And, for now at least, Gatekeeper is relatively user friendly.