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    Security of High Sierra with Latest 2019-003 update vs Mojave 10.14.5
    Hi Guys,

    I'm currently looking at the prospect of doing a full HDD erase and clean USB install of Mojave (ideally 10.14.5) using a bootable USB (offline installer), but am interested to know whether I will have higher security after going through all the effort.

    Is High Sierra with the latest security update (2019-003) equally as secure as Mojave 10.14.5? I recall reading that Mojave has in built protections such that permissions are required before any app accesses the system microphone etc. Are these the kind of features that even a 2019-003 High Sierra security update won't provide for meaning that Mojave is the better/more secure choice?

    Regards

    Macced

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    Security of High Sierra with Latest 2019-003 update vs Mojave 10.14.5
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    Hi and welcome.

    Most of your questions, maybe not all, have been addressed in your other post: Offline Mojave Installer

    If there are outstanding issues, please advise.

    Ian
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    Security of High Sierra with Latest 2019-003 update vs Mojave 10.14.5
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    What Mac are you going to do this on? MBP, iMac, MBA, Mini, MB or Pro? What year is your Mac?
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    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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