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My MacBook® (Mountain Lion Edition), Third Edition by John Ray

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12. Securing and Protecting Your MacBook

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In this chapter, you learn the steps that you can take to secure your MacBook and its data, including:

• Creating user accounts

• Applying parental controls

• Keeping passwords in Keychain

• Encrypting your account data

• Activating the Mountain Lion firewall

• Backing up your files and information

• Using Time Machine to restore backups

• Accessing previous file versions

Security on a computer is important—especially on a notebook computer. It’s easy for someone to pick up and walk off with a laptop, and a MacBook tops the list of desirable targets. Practicing appropriate account, application, and information ...

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