Looking at Apple dev forums and not having programmed in C since college, I'm a bit out of my depth trying to understand the fundamentals of the components of MacOS' protection model employed over the past few OS releases and how it affects security on the whole.
I am not sure where Sandboxes came to be in order to protect us from our selves with programs that did naughty things, but I would so appreciate a better understanding of how it works and what happens when said naughtiness occurs.
I'm guessing the Errors and Faults in Console are related to access and protection issues based on their context and the fact I do run some softs that are not giving the Apple seal of Kwality at software install. I more than likely have processes banging into things or processes failing to access resources. Console I see just streams of Errors and Faults - around 100 per minute on average and they would appear to be rights issues of some sort. The one error I see constantly on of my macs more than any other (usually) is from
WindowServer such as:
_CGXWindowIsOrderedIn: Operation on a window 0xa4 requiring rights <private> by caller <private>
0xa4 appears to be any 2 digit hex number, presumably the address of a window, perhaps? (Then gain, it seems like 16^2 windows is not a lot, so maybe this is a very incorrect interpretation.)
In any case, in the interests of cleaning house and possibly identifying apps or libraries that are problematic rather than try to get help with each and every little thing that may or may not be important, maybe a quick summary of how things are supposed to work and maybe even a link to a good overview for a sysadmin-type who might want to make his machine not run like a piece of crap.
Any concisely put wisdom will be gloriously welcomed.