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wesley

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Protecting applications without kernel extension is possible
« on: January 07, 2013, 06:03:56 AM »
I recently came across MacFort which has the ability to protect applications and folders with a password (the functionality which was removed from Espionage). They do this without a kernel extension, instead they intercept the application launch in some different way (their words). Is it really not possible for Espionage to do something similar?

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Re: Protecting applications without kernel extension is poss
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 01:26:27 PM »
Everything is possible, so your question would simply be a request for Espionage 3 to provide this functionality, correct?

Why does MacFort capable to do that I do not know, it might be that it came later, or it was not possible to provide the other functionality of Esp which MacFort does not have, withouth Kernel Ext etc.

I will file a feature request as described above.

Thanks for your input,
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Re: Protecting applications without kernel extension is poss
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 05:58:42 PM »
Thank you, yes, it's a feature request :) It was said in the past that a kernel extension was necessary and this made things more complicated whenever a new version of mac os x comes out it may fail. But it appears now that there are ways to accomplish this without any sort of kernel extension.

Thanks.
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