System Integrity Protection added to OSX El Capitan

Is the era of privacy going to be washed away? Apple have released this security feature in the latest MacOSX version called El Capitan. This makes Apple able to do things on your system without even knowing your root password. This seems like a way to move OSX to a iOS system instead, which will harm smaller developer houses and individual coders also.

System Integrity Protection (SIP, sometimes referred to as rootless) is a security feature of OS X El Capitan, the operating system by Apple Inc. It protects certain system processes, files and folders from being modified or tampered with by other processes even when executed by the root user or by a user with root privileges (sudo). Apple says that the root user can be a significant risk factor to the system’s security, especially on systems with a single user account on which that user is also the administrator. System Integrity Protection is enabled by default, but can be disabled.

How to disable System Integrity Protection?

System Integrity Protection can be disabled completely by booting into the recovery system and using the csrutil command-line utility in Terminal, where a boot argument will be added to NVRAM. This applies the setting to all installations of El Capitan (and future releases of OS X) on the hardware.[4] By preventing write access to system locations, system file and folder permissions are maintained automatically during Apple software updates. As a result, permissions repair is no longer available in Disk Utility[7] and the corresponding diskutil operation.


We at Distrita recommends anyone which is for supporting operating systems that doesn’t take over your life to switch to either MorphOS, AmigaOS 4 or Linux. Apple and Microsoft is now doing things which plays with peoples private life. I simply don’t want my computer to be accessible by Apple, Microsoft or any other operating system owner out there for sure! Is this the time to say how glad I am to be a alternative operating system user!? Why do we let the world go forward like this? The privacy for people is really at the brick of totally destruction very soon if someone doesn’t put this into media very quickly.

What’s next to be taken from you and me!?