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Microsoft Defender and tamper protection

September 9, 2022 Leave a comment

One of the features of Microsoft Defender for macOS is tamper protection. This option is designed to prevent Defender or its settings from being removed or changed.

As of posting date, Defender’s tamper protection has three associated topics:

  • Disabled: Tamper protection is completely off.
  • Audit: Tampering operations are logged, but not blocked.
  • Blocked: Tamper protection is on, tampering operations are blocked.

Microsoft has documentation regarding Defender’s tamper protection for macOS, available via the link below:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/security/defender-endpoint/tamperprotection-macos

For more details, please see below the jump.

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Categories: Mac administration, macOS
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