I just got a new MacBook Pro. It’s the fifth one I’ve had since 2005, and as usual the hardware is gorgeous, and migrating from the old laptop was a breeze.
But there’s one thing that boggles my mind about the default system configuration…
…the firewall is off by default. It was off by default on my previous MacBook Pro too. (I have a short file describing the steps I took when migrating to the old laptop, and “Security & Privacy: turn on firewall(!)” was one.)
My wife bought a MacBook Air a couple of months and I just checked and the firewall is disabled on it, too.
I admit I am not a world-class expert on matters of network security. Is this totally insane and negligent, or is there something I’m missing?