ResEdit is a utility intended for use by developers to manipulate resources
within a file. Use of this application is not recommended unless you have a
strong knowledge of how the Macintosh operating system functions. NOTE: if
this software is improperly used, it is possible to incur data loss and/or
render your Macintosh computer unusable, thus requiring you to reinstall
the Mac OS
ResEdit is an Apple product and is
currently at version 2.1.3.
Software Update Page
This software is Free.
As stated above, ResEdit is useful for editing resources in applications
and documents. This can render insecure a 'secure' computer because a user
can change resources within an application, or open a 'security'
application and look for the password resources. They can add new or modify
current resources, causing the system or program to crash. Files can be
made visible/invisible by setting their information flags. So if you are
running a Key Stroke Logger like Invisible Oasis, you
can rename the extension to something like 'Monitor Depth' and make the
extension invisible. It would be less likely be noticed. If you use
extension manager you will see all extensions even if they are invisible,
but by renaming it to a system sounding extension, it won't be that
noticeable. So system admins, check for Key Stroke Loggers if you think a
user knows your passwords.