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Will Admin account get prompted for password for (hidden) app authentication?


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#1 Awassh

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 02:03 PM

I want to confirm something. I run admin account. I have installed Apps and it asks me password for this.

I heard that one thing Mac uses for security is when files that might be malware, but are masked as innocent image/video/something else files, Mac will prompt user for password as it sees it is executive file.

If I'm running Admin account, would I get such warning with malicious software? If it is type that tries to hide what it is and sneak in pretending being innocent image/video file?

If I click on it, would Mac always ask if I want to run it? I have "Mac App Store and identified developers" setting in Gatekeeper.

In short: will Mac always ask me if I want to install app even if it is hiding it's installer nature?


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 07:13 PM

https://macosx.com/threads/will-admin-account-get-prompted-for-password-for-hidden-app-authentication.324069/






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