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My MacBook® by John Ray

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11. Securing and Protecting Your MacBook Data

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In this chapter, you’ll 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 Lion firewall

• Backing up your files and information

• Using Time Machine to restore backups

• Accessing previous file fersions

Introduction

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 and data security ...

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