Security Considerations for Installing MathWorks Products

When installing MATLAB and other MathWorks products using the installer available from MathWorks Downloads, keep the following security considerations in mind.

Use a Secure Location

When running the installer, ensure that it is executed in a secure location to which only authorized users have write access. Avoid using universally writable directories, such as \tmp or C:\Windows\Temp, to mitigate the risk of unauthorized modification or exploitation.

Limit Privileges When Possible

Run the installer with the minimum necessary privileges. Avoid using administrative accounts unless required for the installation process. This practice minimizes the potential impact of any malicious exploitation.

Monitor the Installation Process

Be vigilant during the installation process. If the installation requires administrative privileges, ensure that you trust the source and are aware of the actions being performed.

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