Mac OS X / Unix / networking Expert advice sought, possible malware operating on work laptops
Posted on 2011-09-27
I would appreciate hearing a specific, step-by-step process by which one can determine with confidence if a Mac OS X machine has been compromised, in particular by phishing, keystroke logging, or related practices.
Please reply without concern for lay understanding. I truly want an expert second opinion on this matter. I have programmers and network professionals who work for me, and who can implement as complicated a plan/solution as you might devise. This site is being used for that expert second opinion, for possible "thinking outside the box".
(Hence, no answers questioning reasons for the making the query, suggesting reinstallation of system software, or simply encouraging installation of Little Snitch or similar monitoring, are desired. Monitoring toward a specific end, as a step in a plan is welcome; sledge hammer solutions and monitoring activities as open-ended exploratory activities are unhelpful.)
Thank you in advance for your effort on this. Prof D