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OS X Mavericks For Dummies by Bob LeVitus

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18

Safety First: Backups and Other Security Issues

In This Chapter

arrow Backing up . . . it’s easy

arrow Discovering why you should back up

arrow Finding out what happens to you if you don’t back up

arrow Keeping your Mac safe from rogue viruses and malicious attacks

arrow 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. 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 that you’ll never see those files again. And if you do see them again, my friend, it will be only after paying someone like my buddy Scott Gaidano, the founder of DriveSavers Data Recovery Service. And even if you pay, there’s no guarantee of success.

DriveSavers is the premier recoverer of lost data on hard drives. The people ...

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