Gatekeeper Fundamentals

The Instructional:

As the Mac becomes ever more popular, it becomes increasingly targeted by potentially malicious apps. To offer additional protection against this, Apple introduced a security feature within Mountain Lion that helps prevent these unscrupulous apps from being launched, called Gatekeeper.

Although designed to be as simple as possible, Gatekeeper does include some options for further configuration.

First of a two-part series I’ve written over at The Instructional that provides a comprehensive overview of Gatekeeper.