10 Cool Security Features In Mac OS X Lion


Mac OS X Lion: Roaring Security

No doubt, when it comes to security, Apple’s new Mac OS X Lion is shedding its spots and is ready to roar. As the dust has settled on the release of Apple’s Mac OS X Lion, unveiled July 20, experts have started asking, “Yes, but is it secure?”

And thus far, the short answer appears to be ‘yes.’

The latest Mac OS (version 10.7) comes equipped with a slew of security enhancements—some major, others incremental—designed to harden the operating system, bolster security defenses and ultimately make the system more resilient to security threats.

That said, experts maintain that with Lion still in its infancy, many of the new or enhanced security mechanisms have yet to pass the test of time. But at least Apple has given its new OS a fighting chance. Here are 10 of the Mac OS X security features users can expect to find.