In This Chapter
Backing up … it’s easy
Discovering why you should back up
Finding out what happens to you if you don’t back up
Keeping your Mac safe from rogue viruses and malicious attacks
Protecting your data from prying eyes
Although Macs are generally reliable beasts (especially Macs running OS X), someday your hard drive (or SSD) will die. I promise. They all do someday. And if you don’t back up your drive (or at least back up any files that you can’t afford to lose) before that day comes, chances are good those files are gone forever.