What can malware do to your Mac without sip enabled

Discussion in 'Mac / Hackintosh' started by GreyMakesMusic, May 17, 2022.

  1. GreyMakesMusic

    GreyMakesMusic Ultrasonic

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    Hello

    With Cubase 12 pro having just come out on the sister site, the instruction say you have to have sip disabled on your system. This raises your Macs vulnerability to malware...

    My question is this...what can malware do to your system?

    If malware was to get into your system, would it be a case of just wiping the hard drive / ssd clean and re-installing everything, or does malware go deeper than that?

    I have two machines, one being my main studio Mac and the other my MacBook Pro. Of course if I wanted to O could use my MacBook Pro as my test machine, to keep my main Mac clean. I already use it to test plugins etc before anything goes on the main machine, but with the having to disable sip and the malware risk...I'm not too sure.
     
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  3. tzzsmk

    tzzsmk Audiosexual

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    in 2019/09 a botched legit Google Chrome update wrecked Macs with disabled SIP, I remember those days

    you should be making backups of your system anyway, so no potential data loss in any case
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  4. GreyMakesMusic

    GreyMakesMusic Ultrasonic

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    I always have a backup of my Mac mini on a LaCie hard drive.
     
  5. realitybytez

    realitybytez Audiosexual

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    if you believe the people on this site, that's not good enough. you must have at least three backups, including one in the cloud.
     
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