Advanced Plus Security ZeroDay MacBook configuration.

Last updated
Nov 15, 2023
How it's used?
For work or educational use
Operating system
macOS 14 Sonoma
On-device encryption
macOS FileVault
Log-in security
    • Biometrics (Windows Hello PIN, TouchID, Face, Iris, Fingerprint)
Security updates
Allow security updates and latest features
Update channels
Allow stable updates only
User Access Control
N/A - Linux / Mac / Other operating system
Smart App Control
N/A - Linux / Mac / Other operating system
Network firewall
Real-time security
I have the firewall configured to block incoming connections.
Firewall security
Built-in Firewall for Mac/Linux
About custom security
I don't use an AV on my Mac. I just use Next DNS and security browser extensions and keep my files in iCloud drive.
Periodic malware scanners
I very occasionally install an AV just to give my MacBook a scan and it always comes up as clean.
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Environment for malware testing
Browser(s) and extensions
Safari with: Bitwarden and adguard.

Google Chrome with: Bitdefender traffic light, Ublock origin with custom filters and Bitwarden
Secure DNS
Next DNS paid
Desktop VPN
Express VPN.
Password manager
File and Photo backup
iCloud Drive and external SSD.
System recovery
Mac OS Time machine once per week.
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Working from home
    • Making audio/video calls
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Sharing and receiving files and torrents
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
    • Streaming audio/video content from shady sites
    • Coding and development
Computer specs
M1 MacBook Air:
M1 Chip
8GB of RAM Which feels like 16gb
256gb SSD
What I'm looking for?

Looking for medium feedback.


Staff Member
Jan 8, 2011


Level 30
Thread author
Top Poster
Aug 17, 2013
SilentKnight is another useful tool for Mac users.

Thanks again. I'll check that out now.

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