I am interested in knowing how to do it Monitor and possibly sandpit an app and its relative background processes in MacOS. Is there an internal utility hidden somewhere in the system tools (even the CLI), or maybe a tool from the Internet? I can't find anything about it. It also looks like everyone still thinks Mac OS can't get malware and it doesn't help.
Suppose I want to install an Android emulator to play Android games on my MacBook. I know that the majority of emulators are Chinese, so I expect a significant level of telemetry.
I choose the Mumu app. During the installation, the app asks me to enter my password so that a new helper can be created (what is it and what does it mean?). In order to do this and continue with the installation, I have to allow the (initially blocked) execution of "system software" under Security & data protection >> General (image).
If I ever played, how could I monitor the impact of this choice? Can an app with these permissions access other app data? I am particularly interested in keeping them safe:
- Browsing history (e.g. Chrome, Firefox …)
- key ring
- Files around my hard drive (duhh …)
What is safe and what is not?
How do I know (possibly in real time) what a particular service / process / application with permissions is doing to my computer?
thank you in advance