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Mac OS X Mavericks: Peachpit Learning Series by Lynn Beighley

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Lesson 25. Secure Your Mac and Its Files

Goals

Learn your security options

Protect yourself from malware with Gatekeeper

Use passwords to log on to your Mac

Require a password to wake computer and unlock preferences

Securely empty the Trash

Protect information using Keychain Access

Use FileVault to secure data

In these days with so much of our personal and financial data being stored on our computers and rampant identity theft, it’s important to take some precautions to make it more difficult for troublemakers to gain access to our Macs.

The tips in this lesson will make your files more secure, plus you’ll discover some useful features and tricks that help ensure your privacy, such as password information, Gatekeeper, Keychain Access, and securely ...

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