Take Control of Security for Mac Users Joe Kissell


Published: May 24th 2015

Kindle Edition

178 pages


Take Control of Security for Mac Users  by  Joe Kissell

Take Control of Security for Mac Users by Joe Kissell
May 24th 2015 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 178 pages | ISBN: | 9.35 Mb

Prevent -- or recover from -- illicit access to your Mac and its data.Do credit card fraud, hacking, identity theft, and online shopping and banking risks concern you? How about the dangers of malware, phishing, and Wi-Fi sniffing when you use your Mac? You are not alone -- these dangers top the lists of security concerns in many surveys.

But you neednt unplug to stay secure, no more than you should barricade yourself in your home to keep from being mugged. Instead, you can take common sense precautions to reduce the risks and avoid the harm that could befall you, your Mac, and your data.Take Control of Security for Mac Users is a calm, friendly look at the topic, designed to help you determine your risk level (from 1-4) and provide sensible recommendations for increasing your security without causing undue inconvenience.In particular, youll find help with:Determining your risk level (from 1-4)Implementing essential quick security fixesIdentifying and avoiding phishing attemptsControlling access to your Mac via a firewallManaging local access to your data with sensible user accountsSharing Mac resources like screens and files safelySecuring your home network and working securely on someone elses networkProtecting your Macs data from snoops and thieves with FileVaultSharing/transferring encrypted filesKeeping your iCloud data (such as email and photos!) safePreventing data theft with encrypted disk images, files, and foldersDeleting data securely to prevent unexpected leaksDeciding whether to use anti-malware softwareImproving passwords to block unauthorized accessPerhaps most important, youll also find advice about what to do if something bad happens, with suggestions about how to recover from data loss, a malware or phishing attack, a network intrusion, or identity theft.

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