macOS Gatekeeper status and settings

To set macOS Gatekeeper to allow applications from "Anywhere" involves a change in the system's security preferences. By default, macOS is set to only allow apps downloaded from the App Store and identified developers to protect against malware.

How to check XProtect and MRT versions running Big Sur?

Gatekeeper /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Print CFBundleShortVersionString" /private/var/db/gkopaque.bundle/Contents/Info.plist XProtect defaults read /Library/Apple/System/Library/CoreServices/XProtect.bundle/Contents/Info.plist CFBundleShortVersionString Check XProtect Version on MacOS Catalina (10.15.x) & MacOS Mojave (10.14.x) and later: system_profiler SPInstallHistoryDataType | grep -A 5…