2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 27, 2011 3:15 PM by rjo98

    Why turn off persistent cache if dual boot with Bootcamp?

    rjo98

      According to the following article, you shouldn't use the new persistent cache if you have a dual boot computer, such as a MacBook with Bootcamp.  Can anyone explain why you wouldn't want to use it?  I can't figure out why they wouldn't recommend doing that.  VirusScan only runs when you're booted into your PC part of Bootcamp, so should only add the PC files it touches to the cache.

       

       

      https://kb.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB71905

        • 1. Re: Why turn off persistent cache if dual boot with Bootcamp?
          wwarren

          The recommendations are there for the unlikely event that you have a user savvy enough to access and manipulate the cached information, to implant false and carefully crafted data and thus be permitted to run a program or file that might normally be detected.

          That's a very advanced and malicious user, and considering the scope of success they could achieve with this is limited to having physical access to the system I don't see how it could be a worthwhile attack vector.

          Still, we put the information out there for your benefit.

          • 2. Re: Why turn off persistent cache if dual boot with Bootcamp?
            rjo98

            Thanks for the further clarification.  Makes sense as to why it wouldn't be recommended.  Too bad the article didn't go into more detail, its not clear at all as to why you'd want to do that.  Most people probably wouldn't do it after reading that article for that fact.